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Problems of the Self Philosophical Papers 1956-1972

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ISBN-10: 0521290600

ISBN-13: 9780521290609

Edition: 1976

Authors: Bernard Williams

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List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/25/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance…    

Preface
Personal identity and individuation
Personal identity and bodily continuity
Imagination and the self
The self and the future
Are persons bodies?
The Makropulos case: reflections on the tedium of immortality
Strawson on individuals
Knowledge and meaning in the philosophy of mind
Deciding to believe
Imperative inference
Ethical consistency
Consistency and realism
Morality and the emotions
The idea of equality
Egoism and altruism
Bibliography