By J. David Velleman
This booklet brings jointly essays on own identification, autonomy, and ethical feelings through the celebrated thinker J. David Velleman. even though all the essays used to be written as an self sustaining piece, they're unified by means of an encompassing thesis, that there's no unmarried entity denoted via "the self," in addition to through subject matters from Kantian ethics, psychoanalytic idea, social psychology, and Velleman's paintings within the philosophy of motion. of the essays have been chosen via the editors of Philosophers' Annual as being one of the ten most sensible papers of their 12 months of booklet.
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