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Meaning and authenticity : Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the drama of authentic human existence, Brian J. Braman

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Meaning and authenticity : Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the drama of authentic human existence
Title
Meaning and authenticity
Title remainder
Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the drama of authentic human existence
Statement of responsibility
Brian J. Braman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The language of self-fulfilment, self-realization, and self-actualization (in short, 'authenticity') has become common in contemporary culture. The desire to be authentic is implicitly a desire to shape one's self in accordance with an ideal, and the concern for what it means to be authentic is, in many ways, the modern form of the ancient question 'what is the life of excellence?' However, this notion of authenticity has its critics: Christopher Lasch, for instance, who equates it with a form of narcissism and Theodor Adorno, who views it as a glorification of privatism." "Brian J. Braman argues, despite such criticisms, that it is possible to speak about human authenticity as something that addresses contemporary concerns as well as the ancient preoccupation with the nature of the good life. He refers to the work of Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor, thinkers who place a high value on the search for human authenticity. Lonergan discusses authenticity in terms of a threefold conversion - intellectual, moral, and religious - while Taylor views authenticity as a rich, vibrant, and important addition to conversations about what it means to be human." "Meaning and Authenticity is an engaging dialogue between these two thinkers, both of whom maintain that there is a normative conception of authentic human life that overcomes moral relativism, narcissism, privatism, and the collapse of the public self."--BOOK JACKET
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braman, Brian J
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.A8
LC item number
B73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F
  • Taylor, Charles
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F.
  • Taylor, Charles
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Taylor, Charles (Philosoph)
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Lonergan, Bernard J. F
  • Taylor, Charles
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
  • Conduct of life
  • Authenticité (Philosophie)
  • Morale pratique
  • Ethik
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
  • Conduct of life
Label
Meaning and authenticity : Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the drama of authentic human existence, Brian J. Braman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [125]-129) and index
Contents
Martin Heidegger: the one thing needful -- Charles Taylor: ethics and the expressivist turn -- Bernard Lonergan: on being oneself -- Taylor and Lonergan: dialogue and dialectic
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 138 p.
Isbn
9780802098023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008271818
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181078263
  • (OCoLC)ocn181078263
Label
Meaning and authenticity : Bernard Lonergan and Charles Taylor on the drama of authentic human existence, Brian J. Braman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [125]-129) and index
Contents
Martin Heidegger: the one thing needful -- Charles Taylor: ethics and the expressivist turn -- Bernard Lonergan: on being oneself -- Taylor and Lonergan: dialogue and dialectic
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 138 p.
Isbn
9780802098023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008271818
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181078263
  • (OCoLC)ocn181078263

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