Agency, Illusion, and Well-being: Essays in Moral Psychology and Philosophical Economics

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Lexington Books, 2009 - Philosophy - 239 pages
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Agency, Illusion, and Well-Being is a collection of essays drawn from Jerome Segal's earlier books, including essays from Agency and Alienation, Joseph's Bones, Graceful Simplicity, and Creating the Palestinian State Arranged thematically into a coherent new whole, this selection of essays presents Jerome Segal's contribution to philosophy and moral psychology in a definitive edition.
 

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Contents

Human Agency
1
Alienness Experiencing Ones Own Incoherence
29
Alienness Understanding and SelfDeception
49
Gods Project of SelfDeception
67
Alienation and Political Agency
97
How We Fooled Ourselves into Believing in Progress
133
The Monetary Illusion
171
The Good Life and Economic Activity
191
Human Activity A Molecular Approach to Action Theory
219
About the Author
239
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Jerome M. Segal is a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.

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