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Self to Self brings together essays on personal identity, autonomy, and moral emotions by the distinguished philosopher J. David Velleman. Although each of the essays was written as an independent piece, they are unified by an overarching thesis, that there is no single entity denoted by 'the self', as well as by themes from Kantian ethics, psychoanalytic theory, social psychology, and Velleman's work in the philosophy of action. Two of the essays were selected by the editors of Philosophers' Annual as being among the ten best papers in their year of publication. Aimed primarily at professional philosophers and advanced students, Self to Self will also be of interest to psychologists and others who theorize about the self.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521854290
ISBN-10: 0521854296
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. David Velleman

J. David Velleman is professor of philosophy at New York University. He is the author of Practical Reflection and The Possibility of Practical Reasoning, and edits the online journal Philosophers' Imprint. His articles have appeared in The Philosophical Review, Ethics, and Mind among other publications.

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