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Identity and Difference

Contemporary Debates on the Self

Herausgeber: Winkler, Rafael (Ed.)


  • Brings together exciting new work from a variety of disciplines in the humanities
  • Addresses questions regarding the self, agency and subjectivity in narrative theory, phenomenology and personal identity theory
  • Presents new research on identity within politics, anthropology, feminism, psychology, cultural studies and race studies

Über dieses Buch

This book provides a persuasive account of how identity and difference factor in the debate on the self in the humanities. It explores this topic by applying the question to fields such as philosophy, cultural studies, politics and race studies. Key themes discussed in this collection include authenticity in Michel de Montaigne’s essays, the limits of the narrative constitution of the self, the use and abuse of the notion of human nature in political theory and in the current political context of multiculturalism, and the feminist notion of the erotic and of sexual violence. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in new perspectives on the self within the humanities.

Über den Autor

Rafael Winkler is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa, and has published widely in the area of 19th and 20th century European philosophy. He is the co-editor of three special issues with the  International Journal of Philosophical Studies, the  Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology and the  South African Journal of Philosophy. His recent publications include “Time, Singularity and the Impossible: Heidegger and Derrida on Dying” in the Journal  Research in Phenomenology  (2016) and “Alterity and the Call of Conscience: Heidegger, Ricoeur, and Levinas” in the  International Journal of Philosophical Studies  (2016).
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