Agency, Illusion, and Well-Being

Agency, Illusion, and Well-Being : Essays in Moral Psychology and Philosophical Economics

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Agency, Illusion, and Well-Being is a collection of essays drawn from Jerome Segal's earlier books, including essays from Agency and Alienation, Joseph's Bones, Graceful Simplicity, and Creating the Palestinian State Arranged thematically into a coherent new whole, this selection of essays presents Jerome Segal's contribution to philosophy and moral psychology in a definitive edition.show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739129694
  • 9780739129692

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Agency and Alienation stretches the boundaries of current thought and debate in the philosophy of mind. It is a thought-provoking and original book. -- Michael Slote, University of Miami I would think that Jerome M. Segal's position would become in time one of the basic positions in the philosophy of action taught in graduate schools and referred to in the literature. -- Terry P. Pinkard, Georgetown University Praise for Joseph's Bones: Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible A work of stunning originality... Nothing quite like it has appeared in years... -- Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography Praise for Graceful Simplicity A marvelously textured analysis of the elusive ideal of simple living... A must-read... -- David Shi, author of The Simple Life and president of Furman University Praise for Agency and Alienation Jerome M. Segal has made a major contribution to the phenomenology of action... Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review Praise for Agency and Alienation Jerome M. Segal has made a major contribution to the phenomenology of action. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review Praise for Joseph's Bones: Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible A work of stunning originality... Nothing quite like it has appeared in years. -- Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography Praise for Graceful Simplicity A marvelously textured analysis of the elusive ideal of simple living... A must-read. -- David Shi, author of The Simple Life and president of Furman Universityshow more

About Jerome M. Segal

Jerome M. Segal is a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland's Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Human Agency Chapter 3 2. Alienness: Experiencing One's Own Incoherence Chapter 4 3. Alienness, Understanding, and Self-Deception Chapter 5 4. God's Project of Self-Deception Chapter 6 5. Alienation and Political Agency Chapter 7 6. How We Fooled Ourselves into Believing in Progress Chapter 8 7. The Monetary Illusion Chapter 9 8. The Good Life and Economic Activity Chapter 10 9. Human Activity: A Molecular Approach to Action Theoryshow more