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Identity and Difference - Contemporary Debates on the Self

of: Rafael Winkler

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9783319404271 , 286 Pages

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Identity and Difference - Contemporary Debates on the Self


This book provides a persuasive account of how identity and difference factor in the debate on the self in the humanities. It explores this topic by applying the question to fields such as philosophy, cultural studies, politics and race studies. Key themes discussed in this collection include authenticity in Michel de Montaigne's essays, the limits of the narrative constitution of the self, the use and abuse of the notion of human nature in political theory and in the current political context of multiculturalism, and the feminist notion of the erotic and of sexual violence. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in new perspectives on the self within the humanities.

Rafael Winkler is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa, and has published widely in the area of 19th and 20th century European philosophy. He is the co-editor of three special issues with the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology and the South African Journal of Philosophy. His recent publications include 'Time, Singularity and the Impossible: Heidegger and Derrida on Dying' in the Journal Research in Phenomenology (2016) and 'Alterity and the Call of Conscience: Heidegger, Ricoeur, and Levinas' in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies (2016).