Subjectivity and Selfhood in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

2016.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jari Kaukua and Tomas Ekenberg (eds.), Subjectivity and Selfhood in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, Springer, 2016, 294pp.,
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2016.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jari Kaukua and Tomas Ekenberg (eds.), Subjectivity and Selfhood in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy, Springer, 2016, 294pp., $129.00 (hbk), ISBN 9783319269122. Reviewed by Eric Hagedorn, St. Norbert College This is a collection of essays presented at a conference held at the University of Uppsala in August 2012 entitled "Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Agency in the Arabic and Latin Traditions." According to its introduction, the volume as a whole seeks to improve our understanding of the development of the concept of 'self' throughout the medieval period as a way of determining whether there is a uniquely modern sense of self (as, for instance, Charles Taylor posited in Sources of the Self) and, if there is, how that conception differs from what preceded it. In particular, the editors claim that the volume will "yield us a more nuanced insight into the differences and common points between the various. . .

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