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The Future of the Self

Walter Anderson
The Future of the Self

The Future of the Self

Walter Anderson

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"Do not ask me who I am and do not ask me to remain the same. Leave it to the bureaucrats to see our papers are in order" -Michel FoucaultNothing in our world seems more obvious, real, and commonsensical than the idea of the self. Self lies at the heart of much of what we do and what we think about, including politics, religion, psychology, economics, psychotherapy, relationships, nationality, gender, and race. But in the fast-changing contemporary world, the traditional concept of the bounded, internal, stable self is under siege and may well be headed for extinction sooner than any of us suspects.Walter Truett Anderson considers different ideas about the self that have been held by people in the past. He visits disciplines and arenas within which modern ideas of identity are being questioned and other ways of experiencing life are being invented - cognitive science, medicine, cyberspace, and political and economic globalization. What emerges is an opportunity for a new vision of who and what we are.Essential to our understanding of the emerging postmodern era, Future of the Self will help readers explore the possibilities of life in a changed and changing world.

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"Do not ask me who I am and do not ask me to remain the same. Leave it to the bureaucrats to see our papers are in order" -Michel FoucaultNothing in our world seems more obvious, real, and commonsensical than the idea of the self. Self lies at the heart of much of what we do and what we think about, including politics, religion, psychology, economics, psychotherapy, relationships, nationality, gender, and race. But in the fast-changing contemporary world, the traditional concept of the bounded, internal, stable self is under siege and may well be headed for extinction sooner than any of us suspects.Walter Truett Anderson considers different ideas about the self that have been held by people in the past. He visits disciplines and arenas within which modern ideas of identity are being questioned and other ways of experiencing life are being invented - cognitive science, medicine, cyberspace, and political and economic globalization. What emerges is an opportunity for a new vision of who and what we are.Essential to our understanding of the emerging postmodern era, Future of the Self will help readers explore the possibilities of life in a changed and changing world.
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  • Catalogue Code 157133
  • Product Code 0874778816
  • EAN 9780874778816
  • Pages 287
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Putnam Publishing Group
  • Publication Date Dec 1997
  • Dimensions 241 x 165 x 32 mm
  • Weight 0.522kg

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