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Self-construction and the formation of human values : truth, language, and desire

Author: Teodros Kiros
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2001.
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This volume presents a theoretical defense of the potential of ordinary individuals to construct values and through them to become self-empowering, responsible participants in a democratic community. Rather than conceiving of power as domination, the author identifies true power as self-empowerment, a notion based on self-construction. He proposes the vision of an authentically free self filled with a compassion  Read more...
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Kiros, Teodros, 1951-
Self-construction and the formation of human values.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2001
(OCoLC)49505567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teodros Kiros
ISBN: 9780313390852 0313390851
OCLC Number: 650308589
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 205 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Analysis of Power: Foucault and Habermas; 2. Self-Construction and the Formation of Values that Empower; 3. Self-Construction and the Desiring Subject: Power and Domination; 4. Self-Empowerment and Self-Construction: Power in the American Pragmatic Tradition; 5. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Teodros Kiros.

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This volume presents a theoretical defense of the potential of ordinary individuals to construct values and through them to become self-empowering, responsible participants in a democratic community. Rather than conceiving of power as domination, the author identifies true power as self-empowerment, a notion based on self-construction. He proposes the vision of an authentically free self filled with a compassion that is a composite of reason and feeling. Such a composite self does not consciously manipulate language, truth, and desire to dominate and subordinate other individuals, but uses the.

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