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The peculiar dilemma of the self in our era has been noted by a wide range of writers, even as they have emphasized different aspects of that dilemma, such as the self's alienation, disorientation, inflation, or fragmentation. In The Self: Beyond the Postmodern Crisis, Paul C. Vitz and Susan M. Felch bring together scholars from the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, theology, literature, biology, and physics to address the inadequacies of modern and postmodern selves and, ultimately, to suggest what an alternative, "transmodern" account of the self might look like. The transmodern self, the editors argue, acknowledges meaning and purpose transcending the individual. In other words, it reflects an understanding of the human person that is not only intimately connected with the Judeo-Christian tradition but also rejects the twin delusions of absolute autonomy and cosmic meaninglessness that mark the present age.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.8" Height: 1" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2006
Publisher Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISBN 1932236864 ISBN13 9781932236866
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More About Paul C. Vitz
Paul C. Vitz is professor emeritus of psychology at New York University. His other books includeSigmund Freud's Christian Unconscious and Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism
Paul C. Vitz currently resides in Greenwich Village, in the state of New York. Paul C. Vitz was born in 1935.