The Conceptual Self in Context: Culture Experience Self Understanding (Emory Symposia in Cognition #7) (Paperback)

For years, thinkers have debated the meaning and origin of the self-concept. Among contested issues are how people in different cultures can have sharply different concepts of self, what can be known about the self-concepts of depressives and schizophrenics, how meditation can affect the sense of self, and if there is an inner "self of selves," as James once suggested. In this collection, a prestigious group of psychologists, anthropologists, and philosophers addresses these topics and presents some surprising answers. This is the third and last of the Emory Symposia organized around Ulric Neisser's cognitive theory of self-knowledge; it goes beyond The Perceived Self and The Remembering Self to deal with some of the oldest--as well as some of the newest--psychological and philosophical questions surrounding the concept of self.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521153607
ISBN-10: 0521153603
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 10th, 2010
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Emory Symposia in Cognition