Ancient and Modern Insights About Individuality, Life, and Death

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "Over the centuries, the idea of the self has both fascinated and confounded philosophers. From the ancient Greeks, who problematized issues of identity and self-awareness, to Locke and Hume, who popularized minimalist views of the self, to the efforts of postmodernists in our time to decenter the human subject altogether, the idea that there is something called a self has always been in steady decline. But for Richard Sorabji, one of our most celebrated living intellectuals, this negation of the self is dispiriting. In Self, he sets out to recover the rich variety of positive accounts of the self from Antiquity right up to the present, while offering his own inspiring view of what precisely the self might be."
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780226768250
Characteristics: xi, 400 p. ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780226768250


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