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Author Koubová, Alice.
Title Self-identity and powerlessness / by Alice Koubová.
Imprint Boston : Brill, 2013.

Author Koubová, Alice.
Series Studies in contemporary phenomenology, 1875-2470 ; v. 8
Studies in contemporary phenomenology ; v. 8.
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Self (Philosophy)
Power (Philosophy)
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One The Principle of Identity in Heidegger's Descartes; Presumptions of the Universal Science of René Descartes; Archimedean Point; The Metaphysical Body as Res Extensa; Divided and Re-Unified Human Being; The Passions of the Soul and 'Ontological Force'; Principle of Identity in Universal Science; Chapter Two The Impossibility of a Powerless Da-sein and a Powerful World in Fundamental Ontology; Basic Concepts of Fundamental Ontology; First Approximation of the Issues of our Research; Da-sein and Non-Da-sein Beings; Affairs.
Authenticity and InauthenticityThe Transition from Inauthenticity to Authenticity: The Third Mode of Being; Modal Transformation via Angst, Calling of Conscience and Being-Toward-Death: Powerlessness and the Force of an Indeterminate 'It'; Leaving the Third Mode of Being, Selfhood and Resoluteness; The Unifying Function of Time and the Constancy of Selfhood; Conclusion to Heidegger's Conception; Chapter Three Paul Ricoeur: Third Mode through Narrativity; Conceptual Configuration: Between Analytical Philosophy and Phenomenology; The Project of a Hermeneutics of the Human Self.
Semantic IndividualizationPragmatic Individualization; From Individualization to Identification; Narrative Identification; Being is Action: Hierarchical Structuralization of Human Ontology; Narrative Identity; Ethical Action and Moral Institution; Summary and Critique of Ricoeur's Concept; Chapter Four The Powerlessness of Self-Relating and the Power of the World: Exemplification; Literary Examples; I Am Me; The Double Traitor; Note to Literary Examples; Pathology of the Normal Human Being; The Fear of Being Oneself; Tiredness of Being Oneself; Conclusion.
Chapter Five Happy Powerlessness, Relaxed Da-seinThe Point of Departure; Derrida's Critique of the Good Will to Understand; Merleau-Ponty's Metaphor of the Blind Spot, the Other Side and Experience Which is Outside of Itself; Powerlessness; Alternation of Da-sein and Affairs, Existence as a Relaxed Game; Power Field; The Self-Relationship of Powerless Potentiality-of-Being; Relaxed Thinking and its Improbable Answer to the Question of Identity; Bibliography; Index of Subjects; Index of Modern Authors.
Summary In Self-Identity and Powerlessness, Alice Kouobová proposes a conception of human existence that does not essentially depend on the definition of self-identity. She does this by reinterpreting Heidegger's fundamental ontology and that of other authors.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004255005 (electronic bk.)
9004255001 (electronic bk.)
9781299665576 (electronic bk.)
1299665578 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 851080123
Additional Format Print version: Koubová, Alice. Self-identity and powerlessness. Boston : Brill, 2013 9789004254985 (DLC) 2013016358 (OCoLC)849801105

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