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Mirror : the uses and abuses of self-love

Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try? In Mirror, Mirror, Simon Blackburn, the author of such best-selling philosophy books as Think, Being Good, and Lust, says that narcissism, vanity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blackburn, Simon.
Mirror.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Blackburn
ISBN: 9781400849956 1400849950 1306402611 9781306402613
OCLC Number: 869520949
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 209 pages)
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Self: Iris Murdoch and Uncle William; Chapter 2 Liriope's Son; Chapter 3 Worth It?; Chapter 4 Hubris and the Fragile Self; Chapter 5 Self-Esteem, Amour Propre, Pride; Chapter 6 Respect; Chapter 7 Temptation; Chapter 8 Integrity, Sincerity, Authenticity; Chapter 9 Envoi; Notes; Index.
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Drawing on philosophy, psychology, literature, history, and popular culture, this book offers an enlightening and entertaining exploration of self-love, from the myth of Narcissus and the Christian  Read more...

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"Mirror, Mirror is a short, relaxed book, for the educated lay reader... Reading him, we feel as if we were sitting in a comfortable chair, after dinner, listening to our friend Blackburn tell us not Read more...

 
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