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The Persistence of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath
The Persistence of Subjectivity examines several approaches to and critiques of the core notion in the self-understanding and legitimation of the modern, "bourgeois" form of life: the free, reflective, self-determining subject. Since it is a relatively recent historical development that human beings think of themselves as individual centers of agency, and that one's entitl ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published May 2nd 2005 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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...el Dasein puede triunfar en su compromiso solo con el fondo de un posible fracaso –«la estructura interrelacional del mundo del cuidado puede fracasar de forma tan catastrófica que el Dasein no aparecerá como lo que es, el agente comprometido, integrado en el mundo, abierto-al-significado en un mundo compartido, sino que de golpe por así decirlo, aparecerá como la nula base de una nulidad» (Pág.64)–, no está haciendo meramente la observación existencialista-decisionista sobre cómo «ser un suj ...more
It is a nice follow-up of his earlier book: Modernism as a Philosophical Problem (1991). In The Persistence of Subjectivity, Pippin offers more specific insights, especially in art by linking abstract art and the notion of self-consciousness. I take his philosophical accounts at face value, since he is the expert and I have no desire to argue against him. He offers comprehensive grounds for understanding the outburst of "self" in the modern consciousness. But when it comes to art or literature, ...more
Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books and articles on German idealism and later German philosophy, including Kant's Theory of Form; Hegel's Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness; Modernism as a Philosop ...more