Agency and Alienation: A Theory of Human Presence

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - Philosophy - 259 pages
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A presentation of the nature of human agency and the individual's own experience of himself as an agent. This work questions activity, the self and its presence. It offers an understanding of what it is to be alienated from oneself, incorporating issues such as human freedom and self-deception.
 

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Contents

Action Theory
3
Activity
27
The Self as Integrated Personality
49
Agency
87
Interlude
117
ALIENATION
121
Alienness The Experience of Ones Own Incoherence
123
Alienness and the Human Condition The Philosophic Context
145
Alienness and SelfUnderstanding
179
Alienness and Authentic Political Engagement
203
Alienated Labor
239
References
253
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Jerome Segal is a research scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland.

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