Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame

2015.08.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dan Zahavi, Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame, Oxford University Press, 2014, 280pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.08.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dan Zahavi, Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame, Oxford University Press, 2014, 280pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780199590681. Reviewed by Thomas Nenon, University of Memphis This book continues Dan Zahavi's ongoing discussion of the closely related themes of subjectivity, selfhood, intersubjectivity, and sociality. Following several other books he has previously published on these topics, this one presents Zahavi's considered views on them primarily through a critical engagement with a whole range of contemporary philosophers' and empirical researchers' theories on selfhood, subjectivity, and the underpinnings of human social interaction, with special attention to the phenomena of empathy and shame. Generally speaking, the result is a validation of insights achieved in the phenomenological tradition by thinkers such as Max Scheler, Edmund Husserl, Edith Stein, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice. . .

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