The Realizations of the Self

Editors: Altobrando, Andrea, Niikawa, Takuya, Stone, Richard (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first modern, academic treatment of the topic of self-realization.
  • Written from the perspective of various intellectual traditions.
  • Outlines the practical and ethical consequences that derive from an understanding of the terms self and self-realization.
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About this book

Recent discussions of self-realization have devolved into unscientific theories of self-help. However, this vague and often misused concept is connected to many important individual and social problems. As long as its meaning remains unclear, it can be abused for social, political, and commercial malpractices. To combat this issue, this book shares perspectives from scholars of various philosophical traditions. Each chapter takes new steps in asking what the meaning of self-realization is–both in terms of what it means to understand who or what one is, and also in terms of how one can, or should, fulfilll oneself. The conceptual elucidations achieved from both theoretical and practical perspectives allow for a more mature awareness of how to deal with discourses on self-realization and, in any case, can help to demystify the subject.


About the authors

Andrea Altobrando is Professor of Western Philosophy at China University of Political Science and Law.

Takuya Niikawa is a post-doc JSPS Research Fellow at Institute Jean Nicaud, France.

Richard Stone is a PhD-candidate at Hokkaido University, Japan.


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“This book shares perspectives from scholars of various philosophical traditions. Each chapter takes new steps in asking what the meaning of self-realization is–both in terms of what it means to understand who or what one is, and also in terms of how one can, or should, fulfill oneself.” (Spotlight, wordtrade.com, Issue 47, January, 2019)


“This book offers an updated and stimulating exploration of one of the most interesting topics at the intersection of philosophy and psychology: that of the realization of the self. It certainly is a very important reading for all scholars interested in this issue”. (Mario De Caro, Università Roma Tre, Italy, and Tufts University, USA)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Realizations of the Self
Editors
  • Andrea Altobrando
  • Takuya Niikawa
  • Richard Stone
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94700-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94700-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94699-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06902-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 292
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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