Self to Self

Self to Self

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This collection of essays by philosopher J. David Velleman on personal identity, autonomy, and moral emotions is united by an overarching thesis that there is no single entity denoted by 'the self', as well as themes from Kantian ethics and Velleman's work in the philosophy of action.Thus, for example, onea#39;s being interested in jazz would explain why one might frequent nightclubs, and so one can frequent nightclubs not only out of an ... The essays in this volume elaborate on this theory of autonomy in a few, fairly modest respects. ... The self that a human being makes up is the individuating self- conception that embodies his sense of who he is; the self that he thereby manifests is hisanbsp;...

Title:Self to Self
Author:J. David Velleman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006


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