A Philosophy of Autobiography

A Philosophy of Autobiography
Author: Aakash Singh Rathore
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0429763549
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Philosophy of Autobiography Book Excerpt:

This book offers intimate readings of a diverse range of global autobiographical literature with an emphasis on the (re)presentation of the physical body. The twelve texts discussed here include philosophical autobiography (Nietzsche), autobiographies of self-experimentation (Gandhi, Mishima, Warhol), literary autobiography (Hemingway, Das) as well as other genres of autobiography, including the graphic novel (Spiegelman, Satrapi), as also documentations of tragedy and injustice and subsequent spiritual overcoming (Ambedkar, Pawar, Angelou, Wiesel). In exploring different literary forms and orientations of the autobiographies, the work remains constantly attuned to the physical body, a focus generally absent from literary criticism and philosophy or study of leading historical personages, with the exception of patches within phenomenological philosophy and feminism. The book delves into how the authors treated here deal with the flesh through their autobiographical writing and in what way they embody the essential relationship between flesh, spirit and word. It analyses some seminal texts such as Ecce Homo, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Waiting for a Visa, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, A Moveable Feast, Night, Baluta, My Story, Sun and Steel, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, MAUS and Persepolis. Lucid, bold and authoritative, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of philosophy, literature, gender studies, political philosophy, media and popular culture, social exclusion, and race and discrimination studies.

The Philosophy of Autobiography

The Philosophy of Autobiography
Author: Christopher Cowley
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN: 022626792X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Autobiography Book Excerpt:

This book promises to be the first of its kind: a philosophical investigation of autobiographical writing. All of us are autobiographers at least some of the time, and all of us crave certain kinds of recognition and confirmation from others, just as we fear blame and reproach from those who know us well. The philosophy of autobiography examines this fundamental story-telling process and its place in our lives. As such it straddles a number of long-standing philosophical questions, having to do with the meaning of life, the problems of autonomy and responsibility and authenticity, the nature of self-deception and bad faith, the structure of the self and its existence through time, the question of the reliability and meaning of memory, and the problem of understanding another person and imaginatively identifying with him. The contributors to the volume are mostly philosophers, but many of them have interests outside philosophy and have been informed by research findings from literary theory and from psychiatry. Some of the contributors are also literary theorists, and one of them has even published autobiographical work. Contributors also examine specific autobiographies and diaries, of philosophers and non-philosophers, as well as fictional works using an autobiographical format, in order to explore the philosophical implications and presuppositions of the genre. The result is a most useful and productive interdisciplinary exchange.

Philosophy and Autobiography

Philosophy and Autobiography
Author: Christopher Hamilton
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030706575
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Autobiography Book Excerpt:

The Autobiography of Philosophy

The Autobiography of Philosophy
Author: Michael Davis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 0585080925
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of Philosophy Book Excerpt:

In making the condition for its own possibility its deepest concern, philosophy is necessarily about itself_it is autobiographical. The first part of The Autobiography of Philosophy interprets Heidegger's Being and Time, Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals, Aristotle's Metaphysics, and Plato's Lysis as examples of the implicitly autobiographical character of philosophy. The second part is a reading of Rousseau's The Reveries of the Solitary Walker.

Autobiography as Philosophy

Autobiography as Philosophy
Author: Thomas Mathien,D.G. Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN: 1134338708
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autobiography as Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Most philosophical writing is impersonal and argumentative, but many important philosophers have nevertheless written accounts of their own lives. Filling a gap in the market for a text focusing on autobiography as philosophy, this collection discusses several such autobiographies in the light of their authors' broader work, and considers whether there are any philosophical tasks for which life accounts are particularly appropriate. Instead of the common impersonal and argumentative forms of ordinary philosophical discussion, these autobiographical texts are deeply personal and largely narrative or explanatory. The contributors to this book examine the philosophical significance of philosophers’ autobiographies and whether or not there are broadly philosophical tasks for which this sort of writing is particularly suited. Autobiography as Philosophy contains a general discussion about the relation between philosophical and autobiographical writing, and essays on the specific writings of Augustine, Abelard, Montaigne, Descartes, Vico, Hume, Rousseau, Newman, Mill, Nietzsche, Collingwood and Russell by specialists on the works of these individuals. Original and distinctive in its efforts to think about the writings of historically recognized philosophers as communicative acts governed by their own distinctive interests and purposes, the book reveals that it is as much about the texts and the authors as it is about their doctrines and arguments. As a result the book steps back from many of the issues of substantive philosophical discussion to reflect on certain forms of writing as means to philosophical ends, to consider what those ends have included.

Philosopher s I The

Philosopher s  I   The
Author: J. Lenore Wright
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791480984
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosopher s I The Book Excerpt:

Using works written over the course of 1,500 years, considers philosophers’ autobiographies as a genre of philosophical writing.

Social Studies of Health Illness and Disease

Social Studies of Health  Illness and Disease
Author: Peter Twohig,Vera Kalitzkus
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9042024054
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Studies of Health Illness and Disease Book Excerpt:

The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame. This book brings together scholars from various countries who are interested in deepening the interdisciplinary discourse on the subject. This book is the outcome of the 4th global conference on "Making Sense of: Health, Illness and Disease," held at Mansfield College, Oxford, in July 2005. This volume will be of interest to students in the medical humanities, researchers as well as health care provider who wish to gain insight into the various perspectives through which we can understand health, illness and disease. It has been brought to our attention that in a chapter in this volume "Media Treatment of Organ Donation: A Case Study in Switzerland" By Peter J. Schulz direct reference and citation of the works of other scholars is often inconsistent and in some cases totally lacking. While we do not believe that it was the intention of the author of the article to misappropriate other persons' material, we do admit that the chapter does not meet standards currently expected of an academic publication. We regret any misappropriation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions in our publications and will remain vigilant to prevent this recurring in the future. We give notice that the chapter has been retracted and will not appear in any future editions of the book. Brill, February 2016

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Encyclopedia of Life Writing
Author: Margaretta Jolly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1150
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 1136787437
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Life Writing Book Excerpt:

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Making of a Philosopher

The Making of a Philosopher
Author: Colin McGinn
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN: 0062119869
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of a Philosopher Book Excerpt:

Part memoir, part study, The Making of a Philosopher is the self–portrait of a deeply intelligent mind as it develops over a life on both sides of the Atlantic. The Making of a Philosopher follows Colin McGinn from his early years in England reading Descartes and Anselm, to his years in the states, first in Los Angeles, then New York. McGinn presents a contemporary academic take on the great philosophical figures of the twentieth century, including Bertrand Russell, Jean–Paul Sartre, and Noam Chomsky, alongside stories of the teachers who informed his ideas and often became friends and mentors, especially the colorful A.J. Ayer at Oxford. McGinn's prose is always elegant and probing; students of contemporary philosophy and the general reader alike will absorb every page.

Thought A Philosophical History

Thought  A Philosophical History
Author: Panayiota Vassilopoulou,Daniel Whistler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN: 0429816863
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thought A Philosophical History Book Excerpt:

Of all the topics in the history of philosophy, the history of different forms of thinking and contemplation is one of the most important, and yet is also relatively overlooked. What is it to think philosophically? How did different forms of thinking—reflection, contemplation, critique and analysis—emerge in different epochs? This collection offers a rich and diverse philosophical exploration of the history of contemplation, from the classical period to the twenty-first century. It covers canonical figures including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant, as well as debates in less well-known areas such as classical Indian and Islamic thought and the role of speculation in twentieth-century Russian philosophy. Comprising twenty-two chapters by an international team of contributors, the volume is divided into five parts: • Flourishing and Thinking from Homer to Hume • The Thinking of Thinking from Augustine to Gödel • Images and Thinking from Plotinus to Unger • Bodies of Thought and Habits of Thinking from Plato to Irigaray • The Efficacy of Thinking from Sextus to Bataille Thought: A Philosophical History is the first comprehensive investigation of the history of philosophical thought and contemplation. As such, it is a landmark publication for anyone researching and teaching the history of philosophy, and a valuable resource for those studying the subject in related fields such as literature, religion, sociology and the history of ideas.

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico
Author: Giambattista Vico,Giovanni Battista Vico
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1944
ISBN: 9780801490880
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico Book Excerpt:

The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico is significant both as a source of insight into the influences on the eighteenth-century philosopher's intellectual development and as one of the earliest and most sophisticated examples of philosophical autobiography. Referring to himself in the third person, Vico records the course of his life and the influence that various thinkers had on the development of concepts central to his mature work. Beyond its relevance to the development of the New Science, the Autobiography is also of interest for the light it sheds on Italian culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Still regarded by many as the best English-language translation of this classic work, the Cornell edition was widely lauded when first published in 1944. Wrote the Saturday Review of Literature: "Here was something new in the art of self-revelation. Vico wrote of his childhood, the psychological influences to which he was subjected, the social conditions under which he grew up and received an education and evolved his own way of thinking. It was so outstanding a piece of work that it was held up as a model, which it still is."

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography
Author: Maria DiBattista,Emily O. Wittman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN: 1139952323
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge Companion to Autobiography offers a historical overview of the genre from the foundational works of Augustine, Montaigne, and Rousseau through the great autobiographies of the Romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. Sixteen essays from distinguished scholars and critics explore the diverse forms, audiences, styles, and motives of life writings traditionally classified under the rubric of autobiography. Chapters are arranged in chronological order and are grouped to reflect changing views of the psychological status, representative character, and moral authority of the autobiographical text. The volume closes with a group portrait of late-modernist and contemporary autobiographies that, by blurring the dividing line between fiction and non-fiction, expand our understanding of the genre. Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, the volume will appeal especially to students and teachers of non-fiction narrative, creative writing, and literature more broadly.

Illness Bodies and Contexts Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Illness  Bodies and Contexts  Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 1848880286
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illness Bodies and Contexts Interdisciplinary Perspectives Book Excerpt:

This volume is a result of four days in July 2005, where historians, health economists, medical doctors and nurses, anthropologists, writers, sociologists and many more travelled to Oxford, England for the fourth annual 'Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease' conference organised by Inter-Disciplinary.Net.

A Philosopher s Apprentice

A Philosopher s Apprentice
Author: Joseph Agassi
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9042024348
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Philosopher s Apprentice Book Excerpt:

Both a Popper biography and an autobiography, Agassi's "A Philosopher's Apprentice" tells the riveting story of his intellectual formation in 1950s London, a young brilliant philosopher struggling with an intellectual giant - father, mentor, and rival, all at the same time. His subsequent rebellion and declaration of independence leads to a painful break, never to be completely healed. No other writer has Agassi's psychological insight into Popper, and no other book captures like this one the intellectual excitement around the Popper circle in the 1950s and the struggles of the 1960s and 1970s - personal, academic, political, all important philosophically. Agassi's Popper - whether one agrees with it or not - is an enormous contribution to scholarship. This second revised edition includes also Popper's and Agassi's last correspondence and, in a postscript it shows Agassi leafing through Popper's archives, reaching a sort of reconciliation, an appropriate ending to the drama. A must read. Malachi Hacohen, Duke University

Mirrors of the Mind

Mirrors of the Mind
Author: Ronald J Manheimer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9780988412286
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirrors of the Mind Book Excerpt:

Readers drawn to philosophy often find the standard histories and introductions distant from their personal lives. Many of us are more curious about how historically influential thinkers actually lived. Could there be a connection between the general truths that a school of philosophy asserts about the universally human and the particular flesh-and-blood truths of the philosopher's life? Delving into the newly identified genre of the philosophical autobiography, Dr. Ronald J. Manheimer's Mirrors of the Mind takes both the neophyte and the initiated on a unique literary and philosophical journey through the works of important thinkers who have changed the world or, at least, how we perceive it. This guided tour of the life of the mind covers nine self-reflective narratives ranging from fourth century Augustine's Confessions to 20th century Simone de Beauvoir's The Prime of Life.The focus is not highbrow gossip or exposs about a philosopher's life, but rather a search for the creative embodiment of thinking and being - the architecture of the soul. At its best, the philosophical autobiography helps us to see great minds as real people who wonder and suffer, analyze and romanticize, communicate both bliss and darkest despair. These works demonstrate that analytical judgment may go hand in hand with acts of imagination, that cool reason may intersect with an impulsive leap of faith.Through such authors the reader shares exemplary instances of a thinker's emerging sense of purpose, engagement with the critical issues of the day, threads of continuity through a life of change, and the quest to integrate ideas and experiences. Getting to know philosophers through their life stories helps to dispel the impression that great thinkers lived only in their heads. For readers who wish to explore the subject further, each chapter ends with suggested reflexive writing exercises and philosophical fieldwork.

Nietzsche s Philosophy of Art

Nietzsche s Philosophy of Art
Author: Julian Young
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1994-01-28
ISBN: 9780521455756
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche s Philosophy of Art Book Excerpt:

This is a clear and lucid account of Nietzsche's philosophy of art.

Design and Truth in Autobiography

Design and Truth in Autobiography
Author: Roy Pascal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN: 1317379675
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Truth in Autobiography Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1960. Is there an art of autobiography? What are its origins and how has it come to acquire the form we know today? For what does the autobiographer seek, and why should it be so popular? This study suggests some of the answers to these questions. It takes the view that autobiography is one of the dominant and characteristic forms of literary self-expression and deserves examination for its own sake. This book outlines a definition of the form and traces its historical origins and development, analyses its ‘truth’ and talks about what sort of self-knowledge it investigates.

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Wonder Woman and Philosophy
Author: Jacob M. Held,William Irwin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN: 1119280753
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Woman and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.

Discovering Oneself

Discovering Oneself
Author: Tony Summer
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 9781542762908
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering Oneself Book Excerpt:

This autobiography addresses philosophical questions concerning the meaning of life, the possibility of knowledge, ethical challenges of the human condition, and how a person discovers who he or she is or ought to be. I wasted large stretches of my life being things, or trying to be things, that were not really me, such as a revolutionary, a drunk, a tough-guy and a heterosexual. I also spent years trying to hide from myself what I really was. I take myself to have discovered who, or what, I am, though I could have done so more swiftly, and had a much more fulfilling life, if I had taken a more organised and critical approach to self-discovery.The book begins with a crisis of depression, anxiety and bruxism which tore me apart in my late forties. It then recounts my early years, in the slums then a council estate, before tracing my chequered career(s) as student, labourer, barman, petty criminal, paper boy, university teacher, local government officer, management advisor, transvestite prostitute, and management accountant, also pondering the behaviour of the varied characters with whom I came into contact. The course of my social life, or lack of it, sees me develop from loner to headbanger, hedonist, drunkard and politico. For decades, my sexual nature was a conundrum to myself, as I passed from heterosexual to bisexual to homosexual, alternately indulging and disdaining transvestism and sado-masochism. The sexual descriptions are more or less clinical, rather than erotic, but they are often explicit. I make no apology for that. No honest or adequate book about self-discovery could either ignore sex or treat it perfunctorily.This life-story is also in part a philosophy book, in part a self-help book, in part a catalogue of sexual quirks, and in part a collection of slice-of-life anecdotes and incidents. My hope is that people will find it interesting, amusing, instructive, and a source of material for reflection on their own lives that helps them to discover who they are or who they can be.

Diary of a Philosophy Student 1926 27

Diary of a Philosophy Student  1926 27
Author: Simone de Beauvoir,Barbara Klaw,Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir,Margaret A. Simons
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0252031423
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diary of a Philosophy Student 1926 27 Book Excerpt:

"Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher. Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir's independent thinking and influence on the world."--Publisher's description.