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Self-Concern : An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival - Raymond Martin

Self-Concern

An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival

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Published: 13th December 1997
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This book is a major contribution to the philosophical literature on the nature of the self, personal identity, and survival. Its distinctive methodology is one that is phenomenologically descriptive rather than metaphysical and normative. On the basis of this approach Raymond Martin shows that the distinction between self and other is not nearly as fundamental a feature of our so-called egoistic values as has been traditionally thought. He explains how the belief in a self as a fixed, continuous point of observation enters into our experience of ourselves and the world. He also reveals the explosive implications this thesis has for recent debates over personal identity and what matters in survival. This is the first book of analytic philosophy directly on the phenomenology of identity and survival. It builds bridges between analytic and phenomenological traditions and, thus, to open up a new field of investigation.

"[Martin's] phenomenological investigation is extremely lucid and compelling, suggestive of new and fruitful ways in which philosophers can approach questions about survival and what matters." D.L.J., Ethics

Preface
Introduction
Questions
Anticipation
Rejuvenation
Transformation
Identification
Experience
References
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ISBN: 9780521592666
ISBN-10: 0521592666
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 13th December 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.38