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In search of self : interdisciplinary perspectives on personhood

Author: J Wentzel Van Huyssteen; Erik P Wiebe
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2011.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Wentzel Van Huyssteen; Erik P Wiebe
ISBN: 9780802863867 0802863868
OCLC Number: 676727606
Description: xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The Self and Origins : --
1. Origin of the human sense of self / Ian Tattersall --
2. An archeology of the self : the prehistory of personhood / Ian Hodder --
3. Are apes and elephants persons? / Barbara J. King --
4. Neuroscience and spirituality / Eric Bergemann, Daniel J. Siegel, Deanie Eichenstein, and Ellen Streit --
5. In search of "folk anthropology" : the cognitive anthropology of the person / Emma Cohen and Justin L. Barrett --
Part II. The Self and Multiplicity : --
6. Disunity and disorder : the "problem" of self-fragmentation / Léon Turner --
7. Reenactors : theological and psychological reflections on "core selves," multiplicity, and the sense of cohesion / Pamela Cooper-White --
8. The existential self in a culture of multiplicity : Hubert Hermans's theory of the dialogical self / Hetty Zock --
9. The multiple self / Helen Tallon Russell and Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki --
10. On the elusive nature of the human self : divining the ontological dynamics of animate being / Maxine Sheets Johnsone --
Part III. The Self and Identity : --
11. The quest for self-identity / Calvin O. Schrag --
12. Posthuman selves : bodies, cognitive processes, and technologies / Jennifer Thweatt-Bates --
13. The erotic self and the image of God / Jan-Olav Henriksen --
14. Human pharmakon : the anthropology of technological lives / João Biehl --
Part IV. The Self and Emergence : --
15. Enigmatic experiences : spirit, complexity, and person / Catherine Keller --
16. The emergence of self / James W. Haag, Terrence W. Deacon, and Jay Ogilvy --
17. Neurononsense and the soul / Roger Scruton --
18. Persons at home in the universe : openness, purpose, and transcendence / Philip A. Rolnick.
Other Titles: Interdisciplinary perspectives on personhood
Responsibility: edited by J. Wentzel van Huyssteen & Erik P. Wiebe.
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David A. Hogue -- Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary -In Search of Self is a treasure of current cutting-edge thought about what it means to be a person. The volume's extensive scope, its Read more...

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