Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
vii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The West and the self Basics of philosophical psychology. Heideggerian and Cartesian self Free will Cartesian, Lockean, and Kantian self Extraordinariness and the two stages of rationality The Cartesian self in history. The cause and content of modernity The second-stage rationality in history Economic rationality The Cartesian self in the twentieth century Value spheres. A diagnosis and therapy for modernity Value spheres defined and the state The serving spheres Technology Utilitarian or Cartesian approach The media and the professions Science Art and religion Sport Latin and absolute love A self-understanding not only for the West. Is the core idea of modernity realizable at all? Harnessing extraordinariness Cartesian modernity The undivided, universally developed individual The end of history?
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.