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The Postmodern Self

Leonard Lawlor

in The Oxford Handbook of the Self

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199548019
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548019.003.0031

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 The Postmodern Self

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This article examines the non-totalitarian postmodern conception of the self. It explains that the postmodern self is heterogeneous which means that it is multiple and there is ‘we’ rather than ‘I’ or ‘me’. It discusses Jean-François Lyotard's The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge and the relevant works of Immanuel Kant.

Keywords: self; postmodern conception; non-totalitarian; Jean-François Lyotard; heterogeneous; Immanuel Kant

Article.  9264 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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