Philosophers and psychologists both investigate the self, but often in isolation from one another. this book brings together studies by philosophers and psychologists in an exploration of the self and its function. It will be of interest to all those involved in philosophy, psychology and sociology.
Ciaran Benson is Professor of Psychology at University College Dublin, Ireland.
Part I: The Centrality of Place for Selfhood 1. Selves and the Need to Navigate Human Worlds: A Cultural Psychological Approach 2. The Brain's Work in Locating Selves 3. Placing Oneself in Personal Time: The Narrative Structure of Self 4. Moral Identity and Cultural-Historical Locations for Selves 5. Self-Creation as Self-Location 6. Pronouns Placing Selves: 'I' and its AssociatesPart II: Location, Dislocation and Relocation: Responsibility, Caring, Art and Changing Prospects 7. Emotions as Self's Pathfinders 8. Childhood, Responsibility and Acquiring Powers to Place Oneself as a Moral Agent 9. Pitilessness and Compassion: Caring Where Others Are 10. Suffering , Radical Dislocation and the Limits of Moral Responsibility 11. Being Moved: Art, Self and Positive Absorption 12. Points of View and None: Visual Art and the Location of Self 13. Individual and National Identity: Analogy, Symbiosis and Artistic Process 14. Psychologies of Maturity: Development or Destination?Conclusion: Navigating Human Worlds Bibliography Index