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- DescriptionAuthenticity has become a widespread ethical ideal that represents a way of dealing with rmative gaps in contemporary life. This ideal suggests that one should be true to oneself and lead a life expressive of what one takes oneself to be. However, many contemporary thinkers have pointed out that the ideal of authenticity has increasingly turned into a kind of aestheticism and egoistic self-indulgence. In his book, Varga systematically constructs a critical concept of authenticity that takes into account the reciprocal shaping of capitalism and the ideal of authenticity. Drawing on different traditions in critical social theory, moral philosophy and phemelogy, Varga builds a concept of authenticity that can make intelligible various problematic and potentially exhausting practices of the self.
- Author BiographySomogy Varga is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Copenhagen. He is also a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabruck, Germany.
- Author(s)Somogy Varga
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication31/12/2011
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
- Series Part/Volume Number33
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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