Selfhood, Affect, and Value

Paul Kockelman

in Agent, Person, Subject, Self

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199926985
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980512 | DOI:

Series: Foundations of Human Interaction

Selfhood, Affect, and Value

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This chapter uses the foregoing framework to move from meaning to value, and from cognition to affect. In part, it focuses on value in an existential sense: the fundamental commitments of identity that constitute the ultimate grounds for human action, itself a determining factor in human-specific forms of ‘choice’. In part, it theorizes selfhood, and the kinds of reflexivity and reflectivity that characterize it. In part, it uses this understanding of selfhood to theorize affective unfoldings, or ‘emotion’, in relation to mode of care and forms of accountability. And in part, it moves from semiotic processes to semiotic actors, focusing on the evaluating agents, persons, subjects, and selves that constitute the roots and fruits of residence in, and representations of, the world.

Keywords: selfhood; affect; identity; value

Chapter.  15021 words. 

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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