Sources of the Self

The Making of the Modern Identity

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521429498

Category: Philosophy

Page: 613

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Charles Taylor's latest book sets out to define the modern identity by tracing its genesis.
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The Ethics of Authenticity

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674268630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of modernity's challenges. At the heart of the modern malaise, according to most accounts, is the notion of authenticity, of self-fulfillment, which seems to render ineffective the whole tradition of common values and social commitment. Though Taylor recognizes the dangers associated with modernity's drive toward self realization, he is not as quick as others to dismiss it. He calls for a freeze on cultural pessimism. In a discussion of ideas and ideologies from Friedrich Nietzsche to Gail Sheehy, from Allan Bloom to Michel Foucault, Taylor sorts out the good from the harmful in the modern cultivation of an authentic self. He sets forth the entire network of thought and morals that link our quest for self-creation with our impulse toward self-fashioning, and shows how such efforts must be conducted against an existing set of rules, or a gridwork of moral measurement. Seen against this network, our modern preoccupations with expression, rights, and the subjectivity of human thought reveal themselves as assets, not liabilities. By looking past simplistic, one-sided judgments of modern culture, by distinguishing the good and valuable from the socially and politically perilous, Taylor articulates the promise of our age. His bracing and provocative book gives voice to the challenge of modernity, and calls on all of us to answer it.
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Sources of the Christian Self

A Cultural History of Christian Identity

Author: James M. Houston,Jens Zimmermann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802876270

Category: Religion

Page: 696

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Building on Charles Taylor's Sources of the Self, this book explores lived Christian identity through the ages. Beginning with such Old Testament figures as Abraham, Moses, and Daniel and moving through the New Testament, the early church, the Middle Ages, and onward, 40 short biographical chapters illustrate how Christian identity has been formed by history, society, and God. Among the many historical subjects are Justin Martyr, Augustine, Julian of Norwich, Dante, John Calvin, Teresa of �vila and C. S. Lewis - all of whom boldly lived their Christian identities in the world. Sources of the Christian Self shows how Christian identity has evolved over time and, in so doing, offers deep insight into our own Christian selves today. Contributors include: Markus Bockmuehl, Gerald P. Boersma, Hans Boersma, Julie Canlis, James M. Houston, Jonathan Sing-cheung Li, V. Phillips Long, Howard Louthan, Elizabeth Ludlow, Eleanor McCullough, Stephen Ney, Ryan S. Olson, Steve L. Porter, Iain Provan, Murray Rae, Jonathan Reimer, Ronald T. Rittgers, Sven Soderlund, Janet Martin Soskice, Mikael Tellbe, Colin Thompson, Bruce K. Waltke, Steven Watts, Robyn Wrigley-Carr and Jens Zimmermann.
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New Sources of Self

Pergamon General Psychology Series

Author: T. R. Young

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483158489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 124

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New Sources of Self investigates the self and its origins, functions, development, and expression. A central theme in this book is that the psychobiological capacities of individuals are in the process of being replaced in ""modern"" society by the electromagnetic capacities of technology, by the decision-making and control capacities of business systems, and by the physical capacities of modern industrial machinery. Some of the consequences of this replacement are explored. This monograph is comprised of seven chapters and begins by reexamining the assumption, that self and society are intertwined and challenging the necessity of the social order being the primary source of ""human nature."" The next chapter considers the delineation and measurement of the self-system, the cybernetics of self-control, and the sociological and psychological perspectives of self. The argument that the separation of self and society is tragic is also analyzed, together with some contemporary social movements as ventures in the private construction and private use of self; the processes by which self is linked to social structure and whether these processes are operative in the large-scale organizations typically found in a complex industrial society; and some sources and uses of self. This text will be of interest to sociologists, psychiatrists, clinical and social psychologists, and psychiatric social workers.
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Unity of Knowledge and Action, The

Toward a Nonrepresentational Theory of Knowledge

Author: Warren G. Frisina

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488667

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Uses the thought of Wang Yang-ming, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead to explain a more coherent theory of knowledge.
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The Nature of the Self

Recognition in the Form of Right and Morality

Author: Paul Cobben

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110219875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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The human self is a free self that gets shape in a society in which it is both equal to the others and unique. Therefore, the modern debate on society is dominated by the determination of the relation between right and morality. This work argues that this relation has to be developed as a systematic elaboration of the mind-body-relation
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The Perceived Self

Ecological and Interpersonal Sources of Self Knowledge

Author: Ulric Neisser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521030403

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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This book brings different ideas to bear on the classical problem of the self. Self-perception, both ecological and social, is the earliest and most fundamental form of self-knowledge. In his introduction, Ulric Neisser describes the 'ecological self' as based on direct and realistic perception of one's situation in the environment; the 'interpersonal self' as established by social interaction with other people. He argues that both of these 'selves' appear in early infancy, long before anything like a self-concept or a self-narrative is possible. In subsequent chapters, fifteen contributors - psychologists, philosophers and others - elaborate on these notions and introduce related ideas of their own. Their topics range from the perceptual and social development of infants to autism and blindness; from mechanisms of motor control to dance and non-verbal communication. The combined contributions of these leading individuals creates an unusual synthesis of perceptual, social and developmental theory.
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Pragmatic Liberalism and the Critique of Modernity

Author: Gary Gutting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521649735

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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In this book Gary Gutting offers a powerful account of the nature of human reason in modern times. The fundamental question addressed by the book is what authority human reason can still claim once it is acknowledged that our fundamental metaphysical and religious pictures of the world no longer command allegiance. If ethics and science remain sources of authority what is the basis of that authority? Gutting develops answers to these questions through critical analysis of the work of three dominant philosophical voices in our time: Richard Rorty, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor. His own position is defined as 'pragmatic liberalism'.
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Self-Efficacy In Nursing

Research and Measurement Perspectives

Author: Elizabeth R. Lenz, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115591

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Self efficacy, or the belief that one can self-manage one's own health, is an important goal of health care providers, particularly in chronic illness. This book explores the concept of self efficacy from theory, research, measurement, and practice perspectives. The core of the book is an international collaboration of nurses from the U.S. and the Netherlands who have developed tools for promoting and measuring self efficacy in diabetes management.
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Self-Esteem and Positive Psychology, 4th Edition

Research, Theory, and Practice

Author: Christopher J. J. Mruk, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108997

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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"The author's voice is engaged, authoritative, and convinced of the esential role self-esteem plays in connecting psychological theory to clinical practice, a perspective many readers will welcome....Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This new edition of the most comprehensive text available on the theories, research findings, and practice implications of self-esteem represents a major shift in our contemporary understanding of self-esteem and positive psychology. The book has been thoroughly updated to integrate positive psychology themes throughout and explain how self-esteem enhancement interventions fit into evidence-based practice. This insightful work provides scholars, clinicians, and students with both an extensive overview of research and with Mrukís often-cited theoretical framework for self-esteem. Featuring the authorís noted Competence and Worthiness Training program for enhancing self-esteem, this fourth edition reflects changes in the field by also including expanded coverage of: Self-esteem in relationships Validity issues in researching self-esteem The concept of authenticity in the self Self-esteem as a function of motivation and well-being Existentially oriented theory Key Features: Offers the most comprehensive and thorough overview of self-esteem theory and research available Considers self-esteem from personality, human development, and clinical perspectives Contains updated and more integrated coverage of self-esteem as a major element of positive psychology Places clinical practices that enhance self-esteem in the context of evidence-based practice Features expanded coverage of personal relationships, research issues, and well-being in self
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The Senses of Humor

Self and Laughter in Modern America

Author: Daniel B. Wickberg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454379

Category: History

Page: 280

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Why do modern Americans believe in something called a sense of humor, and how did they come to that belief? Daniel Wickberg traces the relatively short cultural history of the concept to its British origins as a way to explore new conceptions of the self and social order in modern America. More than simply the history of an idea, Wickberg's study provides new insights into a peculiarly modern cultural sensibility. The expression "sense of humor" was first coined in the 1840s, and the idea that such a sense was a personality trait to be valued developed only in the 1870s. What is the relationship between medieval humoral medicine and this distinctively modern idea of the sense of humor? What has it meant in the past 125 years to declare that someone lacks a sense of humor? Why do modern Americans say it is a good thing not to take oneself seriously? How is the joke, as a twentieth-century quasi-literary form, different from the traditional folktale? Wickberg addresses these questions among others and in the process uses the history of ideas to throw new light on the way contemporary Americans think and speak about humor and laughter. The context of Wickberg's analysis is Anglo-American; the specifically British meanings of humor and laughter from the sixteenth century forward provide the framework for understanding American cultural values in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The genealogy of the sense of humor is, like the study of keywords, an avenue into a significant aspect of the cultural history of modernity. Drawing on a wide range of sources and disciplinary perspectives, Wickberg's analysis challenges many of the prevailing views of modern American culture and suggests a new model for cultural historians.
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Modern Social Imaginaries

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332930

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

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DIVAn accounting of the varying forms of social imaginary that have underpinned the rise of Western modernity./div
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Being in Christ

A Biblical and Systematic Investigation in a Reformed Perspective

Author: Hans Burger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556358407

Category: Religion

Page: 618

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'Being in Christ' is a central theme in the message of the gospel. It is central for understanding the relation of Christian believers and the church with Jesus Christ, their Lord. It determines the identity of a Christian. It is helpful for understanding the presence of Christ and his salvation in the present. It can be developed as an element of a theological ontology. Finally, it is a theme with a great integrating power. In this book, the theme 'being in Christ' is analyzed in different perspectives. The attention is focused on the reality of 'being in Christ': its ontological implications. First, two representatives of the Reformed tradition are investigated: the English Puritan John Owen and the Dutch Neo-Calvinist Herman Bavinck. Second, a reconstruction of the Pauline and Johannine perspectives on 'being in Christ' is provided. Third, the theme is examined in the work of the English ethicist Oliver O'Donovan and the German-Swiss theologian Ingolf U. Dalferth. In the final chapter, the author gives his own systematic-theological proposal of a concept of 'being in Christ.'
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Ipseity and alterity

Author: Shaun Gallagher,Stephen Watson,Philippe Brun,Philippe Romanski

Publisher: Publication Univ Rouen Havre

ISBN: 9782877757331

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Page: N.A

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Space and Self in Early Modern European Cultures

Author: David Warren Sabean,Malina Stefanovska

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442643943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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The notion of 'selfhood' conjures up images of self-sufficiency, integrity, introspectiveness, and autonomy – characteristics typically associated with 'modernity.' The seventeenth century marks the crucial transition to a new form of 'bourgeois' selfhood, although the concept goes back to the pre-modern and early modern period. A richly interdisciplinary collection, Space and Self integrates perspectives from history, history of literature, and history of art to link the issue of selfhood to the new and vital literature on space. As Space and Self shows, there have at all times been multiple paths and alternative possibilities for forming identities, marking personhood, and experiencing life as a concrete, singular individual. Positioning self and space as specific and evolving constructs, a diverse group of contributors explore how persons become embodied in particular places or inscribed in concrete space. Space and Self thus sets the terms for current discussion of these topics and provides new approaches to studying their cultural specificity.
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Classical Indian Philosophy of Mind

The Nyaya Dualist Tradition

Author: Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791441718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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Addresses the psycho-physical dualism of the Nyaya school of Indian philosophy with references to both Indian and Western philosophy.
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2013 International Conference on Complex Science Management and Education Science

Author: Haiyan Wu

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951390

Category: Education

Page: 700

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2013 International Conference on Complex Science Management and Education Science, will be held in Kunming, China on 23rd-24th Nov. 2013. This conference is sponsored by Advanced Science Research Center, some universities and some Enterprises. 2013 International Conference on Complex Science Management and Education Science (CSMES2013) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Complex Science Management and Education Science . The conference looks for significant contributions to all major fields of the modern Complex Science Management and Education Science in theoretical and practical aspects. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field. 2013 International Conference on Complex Science Management and Education Science (CSMES2013) will be published by DEStech Publications. DEStech will have the CDROM indexed in ISI (Institute of Scientific Information) and Google Book Search. DEStech will submit the CDROM to ISTP and EI for worldwide online citation of qualified papers. We would like to extend our appreciation to all participants in the conference for their great contribution to the success of csmes2013. We would like to thank the keynote and individual speakers and all participating authors for their hard work and time. We also sincerely appreciate technical program committee and all reviewers, whose contributions make this conference possible. Finally, I would like to thank the great support from DEStech Publications, Inc. Prof. Haiyan
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Das überreizte Kind

Wie Eltern ihr Kind besser verstehen und zu innerer Balance führen. Mit der weltweit bewährten Methode der Selbstregulierung

Author: Dr. Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641183855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Dr. Stuart Shanker revolutioniert die Erziehung unserer Kinder: Seine Methode der Selbstregulierung ermöglicht Kindern aller Altersstufen – und deren Eltern – zu einer besonderen inneren Balance zu finden, einem Zustand von ruhiger Wachsamkeit. Von klein an wirken zu viele Reize auf sie ein, spätestens ab dem Schulalter sind sie einem oft unvorstellbaren Stress ausgesetzt. Das macht unruhig, unkonzentriert, aggressiv und hyperaktiv. Erwachsene reagieren meist mit einer Forderung nach Gehorsam – was leider nur dazu führt, dass der Druck weiter erhöht wird. Dr. Shankers Methode geht an die Wurzeln und bietet eine wirkliche Lösung. So kann Kindern – vom Kleinkind bis zum Teenager – geholfen werden. Jedem einzelnen.
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The Dialogic Self

Reconstructing Subjectivity in Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood

Author: Roxanne J. Fand

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575910222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Addresses the dilemma of the female subject in these three twentieth-century British women novelists.
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