Book 2010

Persons: Understanding Psychological Selfhood and Agency


ISBN: 978-1-4419-1064-6 (Print) 978-1-4419-1065-3 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. A Theory of Persons and Selves for Psychology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-25

      Introduction: The Problem of Selves and Persons in Psychology

    3. Chapter

      Pages 27-43

      A Theory of Self and Personhood for Psychology

    4. Chapter

      Pages 45-53

      The Political Disposition of Self as a Kind of Understanding

  3. Human Agency and the Irreducibility of Persons

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 55-55

    2. Chapter

      Pages 57-71

      Persons and Moral Agency

    3. Chapter

      Pages 73-85

      Emergent Persons

    4. Chapter

      Pages 87-99

      John Macmurray’s Philosophy of the Personal and the Irreducibility of Persons

  4. Perspectives, Selves, and Persons

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

    2. Chapter

      Pages 103-116

      Real Perspectival Selves

    3. Chapter

      Pages 117-136

      Perspectival Selves in Interaction with Others: Re-reading G.H. Mead’s Social Psychology

    4. Chapter

      Pages 137-153

      Perspectives and Persons: Ontological, Constitutive Possibilities

    5. Chapter

      Pages 155-173

      The Psychology of Persons: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Again)

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 175-196