Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self

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Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self - Heehs, Peter

The self has a history. In the West, the idea of the soul entered Christianity with the Church Fathers, notably Augustine. During the Renaissance the idea of the individual attained preeminence, as in the works of Montaigne. In the seventeenth century, philosophers such as Descartes formulated notions of selfhood that did not require a divine ... Read More

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