The practices of the self / Charles Larmore ; translated by Sharon Bowman.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Larmore, Charles E.
Other Authors: Bowman, Sharon, 1973-
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Uniform Title:Pratiques du moi.
Table of Contents:
  • Sincerity and authenticity. Introduction ; Sartre as guide ; Bad faith and sincerity ; The example of Stendhal ; Reflection and being like another ; Being natural
  • Social mimetism. The ubiquity of convention ; Being like another ; Authenticity and the democratic age ; Mimetism and equality ; Being oneself amid conventions
  • Reflection and self-knowledge. Authenticity and the nature of the self ; Foundations of a theory of cognitive reflection ; Psychological interpretation ; The structure of cognitive self-reflection ; The self in cognitive reflection
  • A normativist conception of the mind. Representing and reasoning ; A critique of autonomy
  • Practical reflection. Obligations and avowals ; A defense of first-person authority ; The persistence of the cartesian model ; The key to the mystery ; A final problem ; Conclusion
  • being oneself and being like another. Two ways of being oneself ; The domain of authenticity ; The instability of practical reflection ; Authenticity and conversion ; How to be virtuous ; The ends of reflection ; Reflection and its problems
  • Prudence and wisdom. The self and time ; The importance of unexpected goods ; Socrates' mistake ; The limits of prudence ; Wisdom.