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Description - The Social Self by David Bakhurst

Drawing on the work of Wittgenstein, Marx, Foucault, Bakhtin, Gilligan and MacIntyre (among others) this study presents various dimensions of the debate on the self, identity and subjectivity in the light of powerful arguments about the social origins of personhood. It examines the senses in which we are 'social selves' whose very identities are intimately bound up with the communities and cultures in which we live.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803975972
ISBN-10: 080397597X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Bakhurst

David Bakhurst works primarily in three areas: Russian Philosophy, philosophicalpsychology, and moral philosophy. In 1991, he published a study of the philosophical culture of the USSR, Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy (Cambridge University Press), focused on the life and work of Evald Ilyenkov (1924-79). Ilyenkov, like the renowned psychologist Lev Vygotsky, maintains that each individual mind is formed through initiation into culture. Bakhurst explores this idea in many recent publications and examines parallel views in the thought of such thinkers as Wittgenstein and Jerome Bruner. His ethical writings include several papers on moral realism and ethical particularism. Educated at Keele, Moscow, and Oxford, Bakhurst studied with Jonathan Dancy, Felix Mikhailov, and John McDowell. He has twice held visiting fellowships in Oxford, most recently at All Souls College (2001-02). In 2003, he was appointed to an honorary chair in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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