Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern

2016.07.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews R.J. Snell and Steven F. McGuire (eds.), Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern, Lexington Books, 2016, 248pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.07.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews R.J. Snell and Steven F. McGuire (eds.), Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern, Lexington Books, 2016, 248pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498513180. Reviewed by Mark K. Spencer, University of St. Thomas (MN) This anthology presents the proceedings of a conference on subjectivity conducted at the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good in Philadelphia in 2014. Included are eight essays, with a substantive response essay to each. The essays consider some debates about the modern "turn to the subject" considered in relation to pre-modern treatments of the same subject. By 'turn to the subject' I mean the emphasis in certain strands of philosophy of the last few centuries on the interior, first-person, or subjective perspective, as opposed to an exterior or third-person perspective. However, the anthology is not an introduction to these debates, but presupposes familiarity with them. While there is a short. . .

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