Existential choices: to what degree is who we are a matter of choice?

Autor(en): Varga, Somogy
Stichwörter: AUTONOMY; Existential choice; Jean-Paul Sartre; Martin Heidegger; Merleau-Ponty; Philosophy; Reasons; Resoluteness
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: SPRINGER
Journal: CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY REVIEW
Volumen: 44
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 65
Seitenende: 79
Zusammenfassung: 
On the one hand, it is commonly agreed that we make choices in which we are guided by a core of personal commitments, wishes, feelings, etc. that we take to express who we are. On the other, it is commonly agreed that some of these `existential' choices constitute who we are. When confronting these two matters, the question of agency inevitably arises: Whether and in what sense can we choose ourselves? The paper will argue for a new perspective on existential choice.
ISSN: 13872842
DOI: 10.1007/s11007-011-9168-7

Show full item record

Page view(s)

1
Last Week
0
Last month
0
checked on Feb 26, 2024

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric