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Myths of the Self: Narrative Identity and Postmodern Metaphysics
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Myths of the Self: Narrative Identity and Postmodern Metaphysics (Hardback)

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According to Olav Bryant Smith, Kant's "critical philosophy," precisely his defense of necessary knowledge, inadvertantly opened the door to discussions of interpretive philosophy and ultimately postmodernity. This unique opening to a discussion of postmodern thought framesMyths of the Self: Narrative Identity and Postmodern Metaphysics. Author Olav Smith uses process philosophy, specifically the constructive postmodern metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead, to move away from the skepticism of modernity. This maneuver, along with an invigorating discussion of not often paired philosophers: Kant, Heidegger, Whitehead, and Ricoeur, leads readers into a discussion of the self that is a synthesis of a narrative theory of identity and a constructive "postmodern" metaphysics. Smith's original approach to Kant'sCritique of Reason, his unique pairing of Heidegger and Whitehead as well as Whitehead and Ricoeur makes this book essential reading for philisophers working in the Continental and especially the Analytic American tradition.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 21/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9780739108437  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Olav Bryant Smith is Lecturer at California State University, Chico.

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