Beyond Humanism: The Flourishing of Life, Self and Other

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This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations.
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BART NOOTEBOOM is Part-time Professor of Innovation Policy at Tilburg University, Netherlands. The author of numerous books and 350 articles he is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Kapp, Gunnar Myrdal and Schumpeter prizes. He has been scientific director of two research institutes, member of a government committee on technology policy, and a member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy.
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Apr 17, 2012
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Pages
250
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ISBN
9780230371019
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
Philosophy / History & Surveys / General
Philosophy / Mind & Body
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Sociology / General
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