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Sources of the Self

The Making of the Modern Identity

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674824263

Publication Date: 03/01/1992

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624 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • I. Identity and the Good
    • 1. Inescapable Frameworks
    • 2. The Self in Moral Space
    • 3. Ethics of Inarticulacy
    • 4. Moral Sources
  • II. Inwardness
    • 5. Moral Topography
    • 6. Plato’s Self-Mastery
    • 7. “In Interiore Homine”
    • 8. Descartes’s Disengaged Reason
    • 9. Locke’s Punctual Self
    • 10. Exploring “l’Humaine Condition”
    • 11. Inner Nature
    • 12. A Digression on Historical Explanation
  • III. The Affirmation of Ordinary Life
    • 13. “God Loveth Adverbs”
    • 14. Rationalized Christianity
    • 15. Moral Sentiments
    • 16. The Providential Order
    • 17. The Culture of Modernity
  • IV. The Voice of Nature
    • 18. Fractured Horizons
    • 19. Radical Enlightenment
    • 20. Nature as Source
    • 21. The Expressivist Turn
  • V. Subtler Languages
    • 22. Our Victorian Contemporaries
    • 23. Visions of the Post-Romantic Age
    • 24. Epiphanies of Modernism
    • 25. Conclusion: The Conflicts of Modernity
  • Notes
  • Index

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