Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life

Being Yourself Essays on Identity Action and Social Life Being yourself living a life that is truly your own that expresses your unique personality and your distinctive values Many people want to live such a life Being Yourself asks what it takes to do so

  • Title: Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life
  • Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers
  • ISBN: 9780742514782
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being yourself living a life that is truly your own, that expresses your unique personality and your distinctive values Many people want to live such a life Being Yourself asks what it takes to do so It examines questions about the self the individual who acts together with questions about self expression the relations between the self and action It explainsBeing yourself living a life that is truly your own, that expresses your unique personality and your distinctive values Many people want to live such a life Being Yourself asks what it takes to do so It examines questions about the self the individual who acts together with questions about self expression the relations between the self and action It explains self knowledge and self direction in terms of a repertory of skills that gives people insight into who they are, who they want to be, and how they want to engage with the world Unlike other accounts of self and action, Being Yourself takes into account the multidimensionality of the self embodiment, interpersonal ties, nonconscious desires, and enculturation as well as rationality It accents the ways in which atypical emotional responses, empathy, and oppositional imagery can contribute to moral understanding It argues that repressive regimes cannot completely crush people s determination to live lives of their own, but it shows why it is vital to seek social changes that dismantle obstacles to this kind of life.

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    1 thought on “Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life”

    1. Meyers, methinks, has a hard task in front of her. She is arguing for a relational autonomy, but one that preserves the independence of the agent to choose the groups to which s/he will belong. In other words she wants a notion of autonomy that is quite individuated from her relational autonomy (but which is still relational). Amartya Sen has made similar (and I think more coherent) arguments to the same effect, while noting that there are some groups we cannot help but belong to by dint of our [...]

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