Self-Interest and Beyond

ISBN-10: 1557787786
ISBN-13: 9781557787781
Edition: 1999
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Description: Using classical and contemporary philosophical ideas, as well as stories from literature and recent films, this book involves the reader in considering alternative possibilities for self-development.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Using classical and contemporary philosophical ideas, as well as stories from literature and recent films, this book involves the reader in considering alternative possibilities for self-development.

I have been Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Southern Mississippi for six years and have taught at U.S.M. for fifteen years. Before moving to Southern Miss., I taught at universities in Kansas, Texas, and Arizona.#60;br#62;I have participated in summer seminars, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities at the University of Virginia and Syracuse University. In addition I have held appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware and the University of Notre Dame. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;In my book, #60;i#62;Self-Interest and Beyond #60;/i#62;(1999), I developed an account of the proper use and limits of self-interested thinking. One of the reviewers of that book remarked, "Holley's work is informed by classical philosophical material, but it also contains fascinating analyses of contemporary movies, novels, and short stories. This is a work that every first-year college student should read. It could have a life-altering impact." I have also written widely on topics in philosophy of religion, ethics, and moral psychology in numerous professional journals, including #60;i#62;American Philosophical Quarterly#60;/i#62;, #60;i#62;International Philosophical Quarterly#60;/i#62;, #60;i#62;Journal of Value Inquiry#60;/i#62;, #60;i#62;International Journal for Philosophy of Religion#60;/i#62;, and #60;i#62;Religious Studies#60;/i#62;.

Introduction: Self-Interested Thinking
The Pursuit of Self-Interest Prelude to Part One
The Difficulty of Self-Interested Behavior
The Range of Human Concerns
Getting What You Want
Dealing With What You Don't Want
Choosing a Self Prelude to Part Two
The Expanded Self
The Limited Self
The Developed Self
The Engaged Self
Becoming a Self Prelude to Part Three
Identity
Integrity
Self-Transformation
Conclusion: Beyond Self-Interest
Notes
Additional Reading
Index

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