The Authentic Self: Toward a Philosophy of Personality

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P. Lang, 1987 - Philosophy - 211 pages
This study contends that an adequate theory of personal growth should be based upon a human striving for authenticity, a striving revealed as a dynamic process of self-transcendence operating on three different levels: intellectual, moral, and religious. Just as the act of questioning propels man toward ever newer horizons of wisdom, so also does human and divine love explain the fullness of authentic moral and religious development. Bernard Lonergan's insights into personal development are used to critically evaluate specific aspects of the psychologies of personality developed by Freud, Adler, and Maslow.

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Philosophy as SelfAppropriation 39 19
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The Demands of Intellectual SelfAppropriation
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Moral SelfAppropriation
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