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The Self and Social Relations

Authors: Whittingham, Matthew

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  • Covers a range of material in an interconnected manner, from technical theories of knowledge to discussion of selfhood
  • Focuses on notions such as freedom, self-knowledge, and well-being
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This book is concerned with the human individual and her relationship with the communities of which she is a member. It argues against the traditional atomistic view that individuals are essentially independent of the social relations into which they enter, and instead argues for the holistic view that we are essentially social beings who cannot exist apart from normative communities.

 Matthew Whittingham engages in a sustained exploration and criticism of the classic Western picture of epistemology. He argues instead that communities ground the possibility of our forming a conception of the world and ourselves, that those social relations open up a range of affective responses and forms of action that would otherwise be impossible, they enable us to know and reason about the world, and they make possible the daily struggles for freedom and self-realization that are familiar to us all and find their most powerful expression in major social movements.

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Matthew Whittingham completed his PhD in philosophy at The University of Kent, where he has taught analytic and continental philosophy, as well as the history of philosophy. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77246-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77245-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Self and Social Relations
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77246-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77246-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77245-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 248
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