Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism (Hardback)
  • Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism (Hardback)
zoom

Transcendence: On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism (Hardback)

(author)
£44.00
Hardback 214 Pages / Published: 14/07/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Notions of self-determination are central to modern politics, yet the relationship between the self-determination of individuals and peoples has not been adequately addressed, nor adequately allied to cosmopolitanism. Transcendence seeks to rectify this by offering an original theory of self and society. It highlights overlooked affinities between existentialism and pragmatism and compares figures central to these traditions. The book's guiding thread is a unique model of the social development of the self that is indebted to the pragmatist George Herbert Mead. Drawing on the work of thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic-Hegel, William James, Dewey, Du Bois, Sartre, Marcuse, Bourdieu, Rorty, Neil Gross, and Jean-Baker Miller-and according supporting roles to Adam Smith, Habermas, Herder, Charles Taylor, and Simone de Beauvoir, Aboulafia combines European and American traditions of self-determination and cosmopolitanism in a new and persuasive way.

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804770194
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 585 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Mitchell Aboulafia offers a gracefully presented and intellectually satisfying conception of transcendence for an age when multiculturalism is an undeniable social fact. Aboulafia's argument crisscrosses the Atlantic to bring into play its key themes-cosmopolitanism and self-determination. The result is a highly persuasive and sophisticated conception of human freedom that acknowledges the social and biological forces associated with Darwin without succumbing to the old dualism of freedom and determinism." -- Cynthia Willett * Emory University *
"Aboulafia has written a fascinating and important book, one that reaches across intellectual contexts and advances our insights into the social medium in which we fashion our world and ourselves. The figures that dwell in this book come from different places and, while they are not unaware of each other, their conversations are surprising, and Aboulafia shows us ways of thinking and creating philosophical conversations that offer new insights." -- Robert Gibbs

You may also be interested in...

Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
National Populism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.