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Plato And The Divided Self

Author : Rachel Barney
ISBN : 9780521899666
Genre : History
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Investigates Plato's account of the tripartite soul, looking at how the theory evolved over the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus.

Ethics And Selfhood

Author : James R. Mensch
ISBN : 9780791486696
Genre : Philosophy
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Argues that a coherent theory of ethics requires an account of selfhood.

The Happiness Hypothesis

Author : Jonathan Haidt
ISBN : 9781448166688
Genre : Science
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Every culture rests on a bedrock of folk wisdom handed down through generations. The pronouncements of philosophers are homespun by our grandmothers, and find their way into our common sense: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Happiness comes from within. But are these 'truths' really true? Today we all seem to prefer to cling to the notion that a little bit more money, love or success will make us truly happy. Are we wrong? In The Happiness Hypothesis, psychologist Jonathan Haidt exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering startling insights. We learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think... Drawing on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science, The Happiness Hypothesis is a remarkable, original and provocative book - ancient wisdom in our time.

The Republic

Author : Plato
Genre : Political science
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Sources Of The Self

Author : Charles Taylor
ISBN : 0521429498
Genre : Philosophy
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Charles Taylor's latest book sets out to define the modern identity by tracing its genesis.

The Laws Of Plato

Author : Plato
ISBN : 0226671100
Genre : Philosophy
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A dialogue between a foreign philosopher and a powerful statesman outline Plato's reflections on the family, the status of women, property rights, and criminal law

The Divided Self

Author : R. Laing
ISBN : 9780141962085
Genre : Psychology
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First published in 1960, this watershed work aimed to make madness comprehensible, and in doing so revolutionized the way we perceive mental illness. Using case studies of patients he had worked with, psychiatrist R. D. Laing argued that psychosis is not a medical condition but an outcome of the 'divided self', or the tension between the two personas within us: one our authentic, private identity, and the other the false, 'sane' self that we present to the world.

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