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Selves, People, and Persons

Selves, People, and Persons

What Does It Mean to Be a Self?

Edited by Leroy S. Rouner

This volume of the Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion series addresses the meaning of selfhood. The eleven contributors explore this urgent question by reshaping fundamental ideas of the self in such varied fields as theology, biology, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy.

The meaning of selfhood has become an urgent question, largely in reaction to the radical individualism in which many modern Western notions of selfhood have been cast. The eleven contributors to Selves, People, and Persons reshape fundamental ideas of the self in such varied fields as theology, biology, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy. Nearly all of them agree that selves are always to be understood in relation to the communities of which they are a part.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01768-2
232 pages
Publication Year: 1992

The late Leroy S. Rouner was professor of philosophy, religion, and philosophical theology at Boston University.

“Provides readers with the means by which to understand the action and interaction that uniquely identifies human selves.” — Teaching Philosophy

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Selves, People, and Persons

What Does It Mean to Be a Self?


Edited by Leroy S. Rouner

 Selves, People, and Persons: What Does It Mean to Be a Self?
Paper Edition

This volume of the Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion series addresses the meaning of selfhood. The eleven contributors explore this urgent question by reshaping fundamental ideas of the self in such varied fields as theology, biology, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy.

The meaning of selfhood has become an urgent question, largely in reaction to the radical individualism in which many modern Western notions of selfhood have been cast. The eleven contributors to Selves, People, and Persons reshape fundamental ideas of the self in such varied fields as theology, biology, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy. Nearly all of them agree that selves are always to be understood in relation to the communities of which they are a part.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01768-2

232 pages

“Provides readers with the means by which to understand the action and interaction that uniquely identifies human selves.” — Teaching Philosophy

Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion