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Description - The Self As Agent by John Macmurray

At the heart of Macmurray's work is his attempt to reverse the proposition of philosophy of the modern period that posits the self as thinker withdrawn from action and essentially isolated from the world about which it reflects. Macmurray laboured to recast the role of philosophy in the service of a more fulfilling and basic personal communion with others, with the world, and ultimately with God. Indeed, it can be said that Macmurray's philosophy is really a philosophy of community - a philosophy that relates to many contemporary philosophical and religious concerns, as well as having a bearing on current historical/sociological, political, and feminist critiques of contemporary American society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573923378
ISBN-10: 1573923370
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230
Imprint: Humanity Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 19-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Macmurray

John Macmurray (1891-1976), moral philosopher and philosopher of religion, has influenced scholars in philosophy, theology, psychology, political science, ethics, and education.

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