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The Wild Region in Life-History
by Laszlo Tengelyi
translated by Geza Kallay
Northwestern University Press, 2004
Paper: 978-0-8101-1661-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-2192-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-1871-3
Library of Congress Classification BD438.5.T4613 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 126

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A tour de force by one of Hungary's most interesting contemporary philosophers The Wild Region in Life-History outlines a phenomenological approach to some of the main topics of theoretical philosophy, such as meaning, sense, temporality, unity of life, narrative history, self-identity, and intersubjectivity, as well as an ethics of alterity. In his investigations, László Tengelyi's point of departure is a critical examination of what is commonly referred to as "the narrative view of the self," which tends to equate life-history and personal identity. Challenging this view as too one-dimensional and reflective, Tengelyi reveals a hidden area of sense-formation in life-history--an area in which force and meaning do not merely blend but in many ways undermine each other. It is this hidden area that The Wild Region in Life-History describes.

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