Philosophical Studies Series

Self-Evaluation

Affective and Social Grounds of Intentionality

Editors: Konzelmann Ziv, Anita, Lehrer, Keith, Schmid, Hans Bernhard (Eds.)

  • 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.
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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.

 

About the authors

Anita Konzelmann Ziv is assistant profesoor at the department of philosophy, University of Geneva (Switzerland) and works on the project ''Self-Evaluation - A Quest for Wisdom''. She wrote on the role of confidence and probability in the theory of knowledge of Bernard Bolzano, and more recently on collective moral emotions and virtue epistemology. Anita Konzalmann Ziv is grantholder of the ''Bourse d'excellence UNIGE 2010''', awarded by the University of Geneve, and member of ''Thumos'', the Genevean research group on emotion, values and norm.

Keih Lehrer (Ph.D.,Brown), Regents Professor of Philosophy, concentrates on epistemology, free will, rational consensus and Thomas Reid. He has been a fellow of the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned societies, the John Simon Guggenhheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study , University of London, and the Research School, Australian National Univversity. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Research Professor of the University of Miami, and Honorary Professor and Honorary Doctor of the University of Graz, Austria.

Hans Bernhard Schmid is SNF-Professor of Philosophy at the Univversity of Basel (Switzerland). He is the author of Subject, System, Diskurs - Edmund Husserls Begriff transzendentaler Subjectivität in sozialtheoretischen Bezügen (Kluwer 2000); Wir-Intentionalität - Kritik des ontologischen Individualismus and Rekonstruction der Gemeinschaft (Alber 2005); Plurar Action: Essays in Philosophy and Social Science (Springer 2009); Moralische Integrität-Kritik eines Konstrukts (Suhrkamp 2011). Hans Bernhard Schmid has been awarded the Latsis-Prize HSG 2006 for outstanding research (Latsis Foundation Geneva and U niversity of St. Gallen). 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Self-Evaluation – Philosophical Perspectives

    Konzelmann Ziv, Anita

    Pages 1-30

  • How to Have Self-Directed Attitudes

    Baker, Lynne Rudder

    Pages 33-43

  • Interpretation, Cause, and Avowal: On the Evaluative Dimension of Selfhood

    Seemann, Axel

    Pages 45-58

  • Who Do You Think You Are? The How–What Theory of Character and Personality

    Lauria, Federico (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Self-Evaluation and the Ends of Existence

    Rovane, Carol

    Pages 81-95

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Evaluation
Book Subtitle
Affective and Social Grounds of Intentionality
Editors
  • Anita Konzelmann Ziv
  • Keith Lehrer
  • Hans Bernhard Schmid
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
116
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1266-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1266-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1265-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3666-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 282
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