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selfhood

(sĕlf′ho͝od′)
n.
1. The state of having a distinct identity; individuality.
2. The fully developed self; an achieved personality.
3. Self-centeredness: "the cult of selfhood that became fashionable in the 1960s" (David Rankin).
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The owl's hoot thus onomatopoetically represents the pressing question behind Kennedy's characters' quests for identity and selfhood.
I shall restrict my substantive criticism to what seem to me his two most interesting and most problematic lines of argument: his endorsement of the narrativist conception of selfhood and his anticipation of the possibility of at once reconciling the several cultural spheres and dissolving the problem of relativism by appeal to what he calls "transversal" unity.
Platonic traditions interpreted this axiom as the necessity of self-knowledge as the first stage towards a knowledge of ideal forms, or an assent to spiritual selfhood. In Christian thought self-knowledge denoted the rational soul's awareness of its origin and end: its conception in sin and its parallel striving by ascent to Godhead.
The future preacher first learns how speaking may express selfhood through the contrasting ways his parents use language.
Alternative conceptions of selfhood are not deepened as the book proceeds but are used again and again in virtually the same ways.
Here, again, Rice highlights the contrast between enabling and delimiting projections of selfhood and community along "white" and "black" lines.
Perhaps the most surprising and interesting facet of this book lies in its attempt to reconstruct a nonreductive naturalistic account of selfhood and subjectivity through appeal to the Hegelian notion of being-for-self.
Hesse considers the relationship between images of Jewish selfhood and Jewish otherness in the contemporary period in light of the two defining movements for the idea of Jewishness in 20th-century Jewish history: the Holocaust and the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine.
They are presented in thematic sections that address interpretations and implications of the idea of the "end of history;" accusations of Eurocentrism and racism in Hegel's philosophy of history; the historicity of selfhood, moral imputation, ethical life, and political organization; and the relationship between religion and Hegel's history of philosophy.
Hurston's most extended blues critique and celebration of blues creativity is her acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, which chronicles Janie Crawford's journey to selfhood and fulfillment.
Indeed so, and I would have added to this list of the determinants of one's response to art one's selfhood, one's conceivably unduplicated take on things.
In "electracy," selfhood is disappearing, the ghost-in-me experience of psyche is weakening.