Konzelmann Ziv, Anita, Lehrer, Keith, Schmid, Hans Bernhard (Eds.)
2011, X, 282 p.
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Provides a novel approach in the research of self-reflection, shifting the focus from knowledge to evaluation.
Reveals specific dependencies of self-reflection on emotional and social attitudes.
The first collection of recent philosophical work on specifically evaluative ways of self-refelection.
This volume examines the affective and social dimensions of self-related activities. This is a novel way of approaching traditional questions such as the scope and purpose of self-knowledge, the interrelation between the social and the individual person, and the significance of emotional appraisal. Focusing on self-evaluation instead of self-knowledge in shifting from a doxastic to an axiological perspective. The scientific added value created by this approach is threefold: i) it opens up a broadr perspective on the structure of self-reflection which includes a matrix of values; ii) as valauations imply a social contaxt, it extends to social relations; iii) since affective attitudes are crucial for the recognition of values, it incorparates feelings and emotions. In short, self-evaluation is a conception of self-refelection which includes sociality and affectivity.
This volume contains contributions by leading figures in philosophy of mind and action, emotion theory, and phenomenology. It allows a global view on the most recent reflections on the subject matter, being of interest for professional philosophers, as well as for researchers from various nighboring disciplines.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Affective intentionality - Affectivity - Collective reasoning - Emotion theory - Emotional appraisal - Evaluative attidudes - Phenomenology - Reflexive stance - Self-evaluation - Self-knowledge - Self-reflection - Social attitudes - Social relations - Social self - Sociality
Preface: Anita Konzelmann Ziv.- Self-Evaluation – Philosophical Perspectives.- PART I - Evaluative and Self Evaluative Attitudes.- How to Have Self-Directed Attidudes: Lynne Ruder Baker.- Interpretation, Cause and Avowal: On the Evaluative Dimension of Selfhood: Axel Seeman.- Who Do You Think You are? The How-What Theory of Character and Personality: Frederico Lauria & Alain Pé-Curto.- PART II - Self-Evaluation and Rationality.- Self-Evaluation and the Ends of Existence: Carol Rovane.- Self-Evaluation and Action: Juliette Gloor.- Self-Trust and Social Truth: Keith Lehrer.- PART III - Self-Evaluative Emotions.- Sentimentalism and Self-Directed Emotions: Jesse Prinz.- Psychopathic Resentment: John Deigh.- Self-Knowledge, Knowledge of Others, and ‘the thing called love’: Edward Hartcourt.- Is Shame a Social Emotion?: Julien Deonna & Fabrice Teroni.- PART IV – Evaluating the Social Self.- Feeling up to it – The Sense of Ability in the Phenomenology of Action: Hans Bernhard Schmid.- Self-Evaluation in Intention: Individual and Shared: Lilian O’Brien.- Where Individuals Meet Society. The Collective Dimensions of Self-Evaluation and Self-Knowledge: Ulla Schmid.- About the Authors.