The Resource The site of our lives : the self and the subject from Emerson to Foucalt, James S. Hans

The site of our lives : the self and the subject from Emerson to Foucalt, James S. Hans

Label
The site of our lives : the self and the subject from Emerson to Foucalt
Title
The site of our lives
Title remainder
the self and the subject from Emerson to Foucalt
Statement of responsibility
James S. Hans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book addresses the question of human uniqueness at a time when academic discourse has all but abandoned its long-held commitment to the value of individuality. Through an appraisal of the works of Emerson, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault, the author establishes the ways in which the current critique of the self has grossly distorted the nature of the debate by reducing it to a simple choice between essential or constructed selves. Hans argues that the tradition that emerges from Emerson's work is based on a relational sense of the individual as much as it is devoted to the premise that we all have a specific form of integrity. Likewise, even though Nietzsche's critique of the fictional nature of the subject is the origin of contemporary visions of the fabricated self, Nietzsche is equally insistent that each of us is a productive uniqueness: we are all principles of selection whose links to the world embrace more than the social circumstances around us
  • Nietzsche's vision of our productive uniqueness is carried on in larger and smaller ways by Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault, each of whom entertains a far more complex vision of the individual than those that currently dominate our ways of talking about what it means to be human
Dewey number
126
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
B945.H2845
LC item number
S57 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, the margins of literature
Label
The site of our lives : the self and the subject from Emerson to Foucalt, James S. Hans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385)
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Contents
Introduction: Heavy Construction -- Ch. 1. The Essential Self (?) -- Ch. 2. An Untimely Meditation -- Ch. 3. The End of Humanism -- Ch. 4. The Unnameable -- Ch. 5. The Nightmare of Self-Loathing -- Conclusion: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Control code
000011040419
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 385 p.
Isbn
9780791424315
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
94020966
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.b17070648
System control number
  • C01107946533
  • (OCoLC)30737331

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