David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
"To thine own self be true." From Polonius's words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being authentic the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the "real" me, or something greater than me, even God? Thought-provoking and with an astonishing range of references, On Being Authentic is a gripping journey into the self that begins with Socrates and Augustine. Charles Guignon asks why being authentic ceased to mean being part of some bigger, cosmic picture and with Rousseau, Wordsworth and the Romantic movement, took the strong inward turn alive in today's self-help culture. He also plumbs the darker depths of authenticity, with the help of Freud, Carl Jung and Konrad Lorenz, and reflects on the future of being authentic in a postmodern, global age. He argues ultimately that being authentic is not about what is owed to me but how I depend on others
|Keywords||Authenticity (Philosophy Self-realization|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$7.88 used (94% off) $97.10 new (23% off) $104.12 direct from Amazon (17% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B105.A8.G85 2004|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Felicitas Kraemer (2013). Me, Myself and My Brain Implant: Deep Brain Stimulation Raises Questions of Personal Authenticity and Alienation. Neuroethics 6 (3):483-497.
Gunnar Breivik (2010). Being-in-the-Void: A Heideggerian Analysis of Skydiving. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 37 (1):29-46.
Kevin Aho (2008). Medicalizing Mental Health:A Phenomenological Alternative. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Humanities 29 (4):243-259.
Laurance J. Splitter (2009). Authenticity and Constructivism in Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (2):135-151.
Charles Guignon (2008). Authenticity. Philosophy Compass 3 (2):277–290.
Similar books and articles
William F. Bracken (2005). Is There a Puzzle About How Authentic Dasein Can Act?: A Critique of Dreyfus and Rubin on Being and Time, Division II. Inquiry 48 (6):533 – 552.
Claudia Peus, Jenny Sarah Wesche, Bernhard Streicher, Susanne Braun & Dieter Frey (2012). Authentic Leadership: An Empirical Test of Its Antecedents, Consequences, and Mediating Mechanisms. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 107 (3):331-348.
Lindsay McShane & Peggy Cunningham (2012). To Thine Own Self Be True? Employees' Judgments of the Authenticity of Their Organization's Corporate Social Responsibility Program. Journal of Business Ethics 108 (1):81-100.
Mariana Ortega (2005). When Conscience Calls, Will Dasein Answer? Heideggerian Authenticity and the Possibility of Ethical Life. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (1):15 – 34.
Kristoffer Holt (2012). Authentic Journalism? A Critical Discussion About Existential Authenticity in Journalism Ethics. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 27 (1):2-14.
Vilhjálmur Árnason (1994). Towards Authentic Conversations. Authenticity in the Patient-Professional Relationship. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 15 (3).
Michelle Boulous Walker (2010). Love, Ethics, and Authenticity: Beauvoir's Lesson in What It Means to Read. Hypatia 25 (2):334 - 356.
Angus Brook (2009). The Potentiality of Authenticity in Becoming a Teacher. Educational Philosophy and Theory 41 (1):46-59.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads120 ( #18,447 of 1,725,584 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #81,232 of 1,725,584 )
How can I increase my downloads?