The Philosopher's "I": Autobiography and the Search for the Self

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This book examines philosophers' autobiographies as a genre of philosophical writing. Author J. Lenore Wright focuses her attention on five philosophical autobiographies: Augustine's Confessions, Descartes' Meditations, Rousseau's The Confessions, Nietzsche's Ecce Homo, and Hazel Barnes's The Story I Tell Myself. In the context of first-person narration, she shows how the philosophers in question turn their attention inward and unleash their analytical rigor on themselves. Wright argues that philosophical autobiography ...

The Philosopher's "I": Autobiography and the Search for the Self 2006, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791469149

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The Philosopher's "I": Autobiography and the Search for the Self 2006, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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