Agency, Illusion, and Well-Being is a collection of essays drawn from Jerome Segal's earlier books, including essays from Agency and Alienation, Joseph's Bones, Graceful Simplicity, and Creating the Palestinian State Arranged thematically into a coherent new whole, this selection of essays presents Jerome Segal's contribution to philosophy and moral psychology in a definitive edition.
Jerome M. Segal is a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Human Agency Chapter 3 2. Alienness: Experiencing One's Own Incoherence Chapter 4 3. Alienness, Understanding, and Self-Deception Chapter 5 4. God's Project of Self-Deception Chapter 6 5. Alienation and Political Agency Chapter 7 6. How We Fooled Ourselves into Believing in Progress Chapter 8 7. The Monetary Illusion Chapter 9 8. The Good Life and Economic Activity Chapter 10 9. Human Activity: A Molecular Approach to Action Theory