Beyond Humanism: The Flourishing of Life, Self and Other

Hardcover | April 17, 2012

byB. Nooteboom

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This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations.

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This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its l...

BART NOOTEBOOM is Part-time Professor of Innovation Policy at Tilburg University, Netherlands. The author of 10 books and 350 articles he is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Kapp price, the Gunnar Myrdal prize, and the Schumpeter prize. He was scientific director of two research instit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230369162

ISBN - 13:9780230369160

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PrefaceIntroductionWhat Avenues?History of the SelfFree Will?Embodied CognitionLanguageNietzsche: The Flourishing of LifeLevinas: Philosophy of the OtherOtherhumanismHow Viable Is It?NotesBibliographyIndex of Names General Index