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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 foundation; in the next century, Hume grew skeptical of the self's very existence. Ideas of the self have changed markedly since the Romantic period and most scholars today regard it ...

Writing the Self 2013, Bloomsbury Academic, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441168283

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Writing the Self 2013, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441168023

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