Philosophy

Self-construction and the Formation of Human Values

Author: Teodros Kiros

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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A theoretical defense of the potential of ordinary individuals to empower themselves through the construction of values.
Philosophy

Self-Construction and the Formation of Human Values: Truth, Language, and Desire

Author: Teodros Kiros

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This volume presents a theoretical defense of the potential of ordinary individuals to construct values and through them to become self-empowering, responsible participants in a democratic community. Rather than conceiving of power as domination, the author identifies true power as self-empowerment, a notion based on self-construction. He proposes the vision of an authentically free self filled with a compassion that is a composite of reason and feeling. Such a composite self does not consciously manipulate language, truth, and desire to dominate and subordinate other individuals, but uses them to construct values and norms that can enrich others. To support his argument the author draws on both classical and contemporary philosophers, as well as on literary sources.
Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 45

Author: Brad Inwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 383

View: 601

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. 'The serial Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP) is fairly regarded as the leading venue for publication in ancient philosophy. It is where one looks to find the state-of-the-art. That the serial, which presents itself more as an anthology than as a journal, has traditionally allowed space for lengthier studies, has tended only to add to its prestige; it is as if OSAP thus declares that, since it allows as much space as the merits of the subject require, it can be more entirely devoted to the best and most serious scholarship.' Michael Pakaluk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Philosophy

Simone de Beauvoir Writing the Self

Author: Jo-Ann Pilardi

Publisher: Praeger

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 319

A philosophical investigation of the notion of the self in Simone de Beauvoir's writings.
Philosophy

Anglo-American Idealism, 1865-1927

Author: W. J. Mander

Publisher: Praeger

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 504

Reassesses the Anglo-American idealist movement, which dominated philosophical thinking at the turn of the century.
Philosophy

Natural Law Ethics

Author: Philip E. Devine

Publisher: Praeger

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 979

Presents a contemporary version of the natural law tradition as a valid approach to ethical problems.
Philosophy

The Adventure of Philosophy

Author: Luis E. Navia

Publisher: Praeger

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 944

Explores the most important questions and issues that have engaged philosophers over the past twenty-five centuries.