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The Self after Postmodernity [Paperback]

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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.48 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1999
Publisher   Yale University Press
ISBN  0300078765  
EAN  9780300078763  

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Sketching a new portrait of the human self in this thought-provoking book, leading American philosopher Calvin O. Schrag challenges bleak deconstructionist and postmodernist views of the self as something ceaselessly changing, without origin or purpose. Discussing the self in new vocabulary, he depicts an action-oriented self defined by the ways in which it communicates. The self, says Schrag, is open to understanding through its discourse, its actions, its being with other selves, and its experience of transcendence.

In his discussion, Schrag responds critically to both modernists and postmodernists, avoiding what he calls the modernists' overdetermination of unity and identity and the postmodernists' self-enervating pluralism. He agrees with postmodernist attacks on both the classical theory of the self as a metaphysical substance and the modern epistemological construal of the self as transparent mind, yet he maintains that jettisoning the self as understood in these terms does not mean jettisoning it altogether. The self as subject is not dead, nor are the constitutive features of self-formation and self-understanding. In addressing the role of culture in the dynamics of self-formation, the author offers a critique of Max Weber's and Jurgen Habermas's view of modernity as a radical differentiation of three cultural spheres: science, morality, and art; he adds religion as a legitimate fourth cultural sphere. The overview of Schrag's philosophy that The Self after Postmodernity provides will appeal to readers with an interest in literary criticism and religion as well as philosophy.

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More About Professor Calvin O. Schrag

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! <div>Calvin Schrag is George Ade Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Purdue University. He published his first book, Existence and Freedom, with Northwestern University Press in 1961 and is the subject of NUP's recently published Calvin O. Schrag and the Task of Philosophy after Postmodernity. <br></div>

Calvin O. Schrag currently resides in the state of Indiana. Calvin O. Schrag has an academic affiliation as follows - Purdue University.

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