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by James S. Hans

eBook The Site of Our Lives: The Self and the Subject from Emerson to Foucault (Suny Series, the Margins of Literature) download ISBN: 0791424316
Author: James S. Hans
Publisher: SUNY Press (July 1, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 385
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Category: Literature
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This book addresses the question of human uniqueness at a. .

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Michel Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical.

sion of the self, Foucault understands attention .

Mikhail Bakhtin and Michel Foucault are among those thinkers in this century who .

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Foucault maintains that the great turn in modern philosophy occurs with Kant (though presumably he is merely an example of something much broader and deeper).

This book addresses the question of human uniqueness at a time when academic discourse has all but abandoned its long-held commitment to the value of individuality. Through an appraisal of the works of Emerson, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault, the author establishes the ways in which the current critique of the self has grossly distorted the nature of the debate by reducing it to a simple choice between essential or constructed selves. Hans argues that the tradition that emerges from Emerson’s work is based on a relational sense of the individual as much as it is devoted to the premise that we all have a specific form of integrity. Likewise, even though Nietzsche’s critique of the fictional nature of the subject is the origin of contemporary visions of the fabricated self, Nietzsche is equally insistent that each of us is a productive uniqueness: we are all principles of selection whose links to the world embrace more than the social circumstances around us. Nietzsche’s vision of our productive uniqueness is carried on in larger and smaller ways by Heidegger, Derrida, and Foucault, each of whom entertains a far more complex vision of the individual than those which currently dominate our ways of talking about what it means to be human.