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The nature of the self : recognition in the form of right and morality

Author: Paul Cobben
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, ©2009.
Series: Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie, Bd. 91.
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In the contemporary (practical) philosophy, recognition is one of the central concepts. Humans are thematized as individuals who recognize one another as moral and legal persons. The central problem of the globalized, multicultural societies is how to harmonize the legal persons (who are free and equal) with moral persons (who may have their unique identity). In The Nature of the Self the thesis is elaborated that,  Read more...
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Cobben, Paul.
Nature of the self.
Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Cobben
ISBN: 9783110219883 3110219883 3110219875 9783110219876 1282296183 9781282296183
OCLC Number: 449520570
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 250 pages).
Contents: The human self as the unity of mind and body. The immediate unity of mind and body --
Consciousness : looking for the independence of the outside world --
Self-consciousness --
Is the transition from the natural into the legal status possible? --
Self-consciousness and the legal status --
Violence, power and the legal status --
Self-consciousness and the overcoming of exclusion --
The lord/bondsman relation --
The historical reality of the lord/bondsman relation --
The unhappy consciousness --
Reason --
The mind/body unity as an historical reality --
The Greek world : the origin of the first self. The polis as the unity of the human and divine law --
The abstract work of art : the representation of the pure self in the public domain --
The polis as a harmonic unity --
Repression of the deed : the living work of art --
The representation of the deed : the spiritual work of art --
Conclusion --
Retrospection --
The Roman Empire as the result of the Greek world --
The realm of culture : the genesis of the second self. The fall of the Roman Empire and the experience of the person --
The genesis of the moral individual --
The embodiment of the "pure being" in the real individual : the self-conscious reality of the unhappy consciousness --
The meaning of the moral individual in the objective world --
The realization of the moral individual in the objective world : the process of culture --
The absolute freedom : the second self --
Retrospection --
The realm of morality : making the third self explicit. The point of departure of the realm of morality : the Rousseauian reflection --
The inner contradiction of the Napoleonic law : the Kantian reflection --
The sublation of the inner contradiction --
The Hegelian reflection on the Napoleonic law : conscience as the origin of the third self --
The development of conscience --
Conscience that becomes aware of itself as unhappy consciousness --
The meaning of the "absolute spirit" --
Retrospection --
Honneth's criticism of Hegel's metaphysics. The "phenomenology of spirit" and the question of "the nature of the self" --
The relation of mind and body as the primordial form of recognition --
The development of freedom from the inside perspective --
The transition from a monological into a dialogical approach --
The absolute spirit as the presupposition of the dialogical relation --
Absolute spirit and metaphysics --
Religion --
Recognition between metaphysics and empiricism --
Honneth's project in relation to the phenomenology of spirit and the philosophy of right --
The program of the philosophy of right as elaboration of the phenomenology's project. The conceptual design of the philosophy of right --
The abstract right as the formal notion of the first self --
Morality as the formal notion of the second self --
Conscience as the formal unity of right and morality --
Conscience in the 'philosophy of right' vis-à-vis conscience in the 'phenomenology of spirit' --
The formal unity of the three forms of the self following from the 'phenomenology of spirit' --
The actualization of the human self --
The family : the institutional house of the first self. The species life of animals --
The family in the philosophy of right : animal life in the form of freedom --
The social organism of the family vis-à-vis the conceptual framework of the 'philosophy of right' and the 'phenomenology of spirit' --
The education of the children in the family of the revised 'philosophy of right' --
Retrospection --
Excursus : the development of the child to a real person in confrontation with Jürgen Habermas's reception of the stages of moral consciousness developed by Lawrence Kohlberg --
The civil society : developing the institutional house of the second self. The development of the second self's embodiment in the 'philosophy of right' : civil society --
The process of culture in civil society --
Culture in the socialized production system as part of the system of needs --
Institutionalizing the seond self : the community of moral subjects --
Criticism of the development of civil society in the light of the phenomenology of spirit --
The revised concept of culture in civil society --
The free market and the exclusion of individuals --
The market and the moral subject --
Moral subjectivity and lifelong partnership --
The market and the good life --
Retrospection --
The state : the embodiment of the third self. The development of the third self's embodiment in the 'philosophy of right' : the state --
Criticizing the state of the 'philosophy of right' in the light of the 'phenomenology of spirit' --
The revision of the citizen and the monarch --
The development of the third self as the presupposition of the revised state --
The government --
Jurisdiction --
International law --
The political cooperation between nation states.
Series Title: Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie, Bd. 91.
Responsibility: by Paul Cobben.

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