The Philosopher's Autobiography: A Qualitative Study by Shlomit C. Schuster

By Shlomit C. Schuster

Throughout the a long time philosophers have tested their very own lives in an try either to discover a few which means and to provide an explanation for the roots in their philosophical views. This quantity is an advent to philosophical autobiography, a wealthy yet hitherto overlooked literary style that questions the self, its social context, and lifestyles normally. the writer analyzes consultant narratives from antiquity to postmodernity, focusing particularly on 3 case reports: the autobiographies of St. Augustine, Rousseau, and Sartre. in the course of the research of those exemplary texts, philosophical mirrored image at the self emerges as a legitimate substitute to Freudian psychoanalysis and as a manner of selling self-renewal and change.

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