The Resource The importance of how we see ourselves : self-identity and responsible agency, Marina Oshana

The importance of how we see ourselves : self-identity and responsible agency, Marina Oshana

Label
The importance of how we see ourselves : self-identity and responsible agency
Title
The importance of how we see ourselves
Title remainder
self-identity and responsible agency
Statement of responsibility
Marina Oshana
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The past fifteen years have seen a wellspring of interest in the concept and practical nature of the self. Questions about the metaphysics of personal identity have preoccupied philosophical scholarship. Less attention has been paid to the topic of the self from the first-person standpoint, the point of view of a person who regards certain phenomena as distinctive of and essential to her identity. Nor has much attention been paid to how this concept of the self is related to responsible agency. This book argues that a person's self-conception affects her status as a responsible agent. (1) The book develops a hybrid view of the self as the object of self-consciousness that is the subject and owner of the events that occur by means of its agency. Agents have unique identities as particular beings, and identify themselves distinctively. (2) The book argues that a healthy, veridical sense of self grounds responsible agency by enabling persons to be aware of what they do and to understand their motives. Certain pathologies upset the unity of a person's identity, while others impair the lucidity of a person's sense of self, and still others disturb general features of responsible agency such as the capacity to act purposively and realize one's will through intentional behavior. The book explains what it means to be oneself, and what departures from this state signify for a person's ability to navigate life and make sense of himself in the process. The notion of acting out of character-of failing to be oneself in some noteworthy way-is relevant to a person's culpability because an individual's self-conception affects his status as an accountable agent. (3) To explain this, the book defends an account of responsible agency. Responsible persons are accountable, alert to normative reasons in support of or in opposition to their behavior and able to respond to reasons for action bearing normative force because these reasons have normative force. Accountable persons are unified agents, a status that calls for an admixture of being oneself, of agency-of authorship, executive control, and intentionality in thought and action, and of ownership
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
126
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.O765 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The importance of how we see ourselves : self-identity and responsible agency, Marina Oshana
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Self and identity -- Being oneself -- Pathologies of the self -- Accountability -- How we see ourselves
Control code
ocn699507722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 173 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282921979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612921971
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
292197
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29267456
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699507722
  • pebcs0739149350

Library Locations

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