The «inner» life of the social self: agency, sociality, and reflexivity

Autori

  • Vincent Colapietro Liberal Arts Research Professor at the Pennsylvania State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13130/2239-5474/2869

Parole chiave:

Sociality, agency, reflexivity, interiority (or inwardness), intelligence, pragmatism, Emerson, Darwin, Dewey, Korsgaard

Abstract

This essay offers a pragmatist portrait of the self, hence, an account starting from the premise that the self is first and foremost an embodied, situated, social actor who possesses the capacity for effective self-criticism. So, in addition to stressing agency, the author emphasizes sociality and reflexivity. Unlike many of the portraits sketched by other pragmatists, however, this one attempts to do fuller justice to the «interior» dimension of human subjectivity. It tries to do so most of all by construing interiority as reflexivity (the relationship of the self to itself).

 

Biografia autore

Vincent Colapietro, Liberal Arts Research Professor at the Pennsylvania State University

He is past president of the Metaphysical Society of America, the Semiotic Society of America, and the Charles S. Peirce Society

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Pubblicato

2013-02-20