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  1. Ontology Autobiography (2009). Chapter Two Autobiography, Ontology and Responsibility Roy Elveton. In B. P. O'Donohoe & R. O. Elveton (eds.), Sartre's Second Century. Cambridge Scholars. 17.score: 120.0
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  2. Samuel Clark (2011). Love, Poetry, and the Good Life: Mill's Autobiography and Perfectionist Ethics. Inquiry 53 (6):565-578.score: 18.0
    I argue for a perfectionist reading of Mill’s account of the good life, by using the failures of development recorded in his Autobiography as a way to understand his official account of happiness in Utilitarianism. This work offers both a new perspective on Mill’s thought, and a distinctive account of the role of aesthetic and emotional capacities in the most choiceworthy human life. I consider the philosophical purposes of autobiography, Mill’s disagreements with Bentham, and the nature of competent (...)
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  3. Shlomit C. Schuster (2003). The Philosopher's Autobiography: A Qualitative Study. Praeger.score: 18.0
    Examines philosophical autobiography as a literary genre and an alternative to Freudian psychoanalysis.
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  4. John Kadvany (1996). Reason in History: Paul Feyerabend's Autobiography. Inquiry 39 (1):141 – 146.score: 18.0
    This review was prompted by the publication of Paul Feyerabend's autobiography Killing Time, just following his sudden death in 1994.
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  5. Ole Martin Skilleås (2006). Knowledge and Imagination in Fiction and Autobiography. Metaphilosophy 37 (2):259–276.score: 18.0
    Autobiographies are particularly interesting in the context of moral philosophy because they offer us rare and extended examples of how other people think, feel and reflect, which is of crucial importance in the development of phronesis (practical wisdom). In this article, Martha Nussbaum's use of fictional literature is shown to be of limited interest, and her arguments in Poetic Justice against the use of personal narratives in moral philosophy are shown to be unfounded. An analysis of Aristotle's concept of mimesis (...)
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  6. Robert Smith (1995). Derrida and Autobiography. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    The work of Jacques Derrida can be seen to reinvent most theories. In this book Robert Smith offers both a reading of the philosophy of Derrida and an investigation of current theories of autobiography. Smith argues that for Derrida autobiography is not so much subjective self-revelation as relation to the other, not so much a general condition of thought as a general condition of writing - what Derrida calls the 'autobiography of the writing' - which mocks any (...)
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  7. Christine James (2013). The Economic and Family Context of Philosophical Autobiography: Acting ‘As-If’ for American Buddenbrooks. Journal of Philosophy of Life 3 (1):24-42.score: 18.0
    This paper addresses the project of philosophical autobiography, using two different perspectives. On the one hand, the societal, economic, and family contexts of William James are addressed, and connected a modern academic context of business ethics research, marketing and purchasing decision making, and the continuing financial crisis. The concepts of “stream of consciousness” and “acting as-if” are connected to recent literature on William James. On the other hand, the significance of family context, and the possible connection between the William (...)
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  8. Thomas Mathien & D. G. Wright (eds.) (2006). Autobiography as Philosophy: The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation. Routledge.score: 18.0
    Since Plato a surprisingly large number of philosophers have chosen to write in the first person about their own lives either in works that were primarily autobiographical or in the context of other more conventionally written texts. These texts stand in marked contrast to the bulk of philosophical writing, particularly in the past century during which the discipline has become ever more professionalized and specialized. Instead of the common impersonal and argumentative forms of ordinary philosophic discussion, these autobiographical texts are (...)
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  9. Donald Phillip Verene (1991). The New Art of Autobiography: An Essay on the Life of Giambattista Vico, Written by Himself. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    In this, the first full-length study of Vico's highly original autobiography, Verene discusses its place in the history of autobiography generally, and shows it to be the first work of modern intellectual autobiography which uses a genetic method. The author views the autobiography as a work in which Vico applies the principles of human history discussed in New Science, making the telling of his own life an application and verification of his own philosophy. He places Vico's (...)
     
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  10. Patrick Riley (2004). Character and Conversion in Autobiography: Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre. University of Virginia Press.score: 16.0
    Moving from a purely religious rebirth to works grounded in a personal philosophy or aesthetic vocation, the autobiographies considered in this book stand as episodes in a genealogy of conversion.
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  11. Jenann Ismael (2006). Saving the Baby: Dennett on Autobiography, Agency, and the Self. Philosophical Psychology 19 (3):345-360.score: 15.0
    Dennett argues that the decentralized view of human cognitive organization finding increasing support in parts of cognitive science undermines talk of an inner self. On his view, the causal underpinnings of behavior are distributed across a collection of autonomous subsystems operating without any centralized supervision. Selves are fictions contrived to simplify description and facilitate prediction of behavior with no real correlate inside the mind. Dennett often uses an analogy with termite colonies whose behavior looks organized and purposeful to the external (...)
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  12. N. Maxwell (2012). Arguing for Wisdom in the University: An Intellectual Autobiography. Philosophia 40 (4):663-704.score: 15.0
    For forty years I have argued that we urgently need to bring about a revolution in academia so that the basic task becomes to seek and promote wisdom. How did I come to argue for such a preposterously gigantic intellectual revolution? It goes back to my childhood. From an early age, I desired passionately to understand the physical universe. Then, around adolescence, my passion became to understand the heart and soul of people via the novel. But I never discovered how (...)
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  13. Francesco Tampoia (2010). Autobiography-Heterobiography, Philosophy and Religion in Derrida. Symposium 14 (1):119-142.score: 15.0
    In this paper, I would like to show how the movements of never stable meanings that link biography and religion are figured and interwoven throughout a kind of ineffable literary and philosophical notion of religion. Religion is a notion that can be understood through a cluster of topics such as origin, promise, dissociation, the unconditional, forgiveness, the undeconstructable and the possibility of the impossible—terms and expressions that Derrida suggests describe God.
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  14. T. Stephen Champlin (1979). Self-Deception: A Problem About Autobiography. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 77:77-94.score: 15.0
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  15. John D. Barbour (2004). The Value of Solitude: The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography. University of Virginia Press.score: 15.0
    Christian solitude -- Bounded solitude in Augustine's Confessions -- The humanist tradition : Petrarch, Montaigne, and Gibbon -- Rousseau's myth of solitude in reveries of the solitary walker -- Thoreau at Walden : soliloquizing and talking to all the universe at the same time -- Twentieth-century varieties of solitary experience -- Thomas Merton and solitude : the door to solitude opens only from the inside -- Solitude, writing, and fathers in Paul Auster's The invention of solitude -- Conclusion: The value (...)
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  16. Anthony J. Palmer (1979). Self-Deception: A Problem About Autobiography. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 61:61-76.score: 15.0
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  17. Herbert Hrachovec (forthcoming). At the Crossroads of the Wittgenstein and Autobiography Highways – N. Immler: Das Familiengedächtnis der Wittgensteins (2011). Nordic Wittgenstein Review.score: 15.0
    Review of N. Immler: Das Familiengedächtnis der Wittgensteins (2011).
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  18. Naoko Saito (2009). Ourselves in Translation: Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Autobiography. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (2):253-267.score: 12.0
    This paper offers a different approach to writing about oneself—Stanley Cavell's idea of philosophy as autobiography. In Cavell's understanding, the acknowledgement of the partiality of the self is an essential condition for achieving the universal. In the apparently paradoxical combination of the 'philosophical' (which is traditionally connected with a search for the objective and the universal) and the 'autobiographical' (which is conventionally associated with the subjective and the personal), Cavell shows us a way of focusing on the self and (...)
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  19. Julian Baggini (2002). Philosophical Autobiography. Inquiry 45 (3):295 – 312.score: 12.0
    An examination of the genre of philosophical autobiography sheds light on the role of personal judgment alongside objective rationality in philosophy. Building on Monk's conception of philosophical biography, philosophical autobiography can be seen as any autobiography that reveals some interplay between life and thought. It is argued that almost all autobiographies by philosophers are philosophical because the recounting of one's own life is almost invariably a form of extended speech act of self-revelation. When a philosopher is the (...)
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  20. John Gibson (2012). Selves on Selves: The Philosophical Significance of Autobiography. Journal of Aesthetic Education 46 (4):109-119.score: 12.0
    Philosophers of literature do not take much of an interest in autobiography.1 In one sense this is not surprising. As a certain prejudice has it, autobiography is, along with biography, the preferred reading of people who do not really like to read. The very words can conjure up images of what one finds on bookshelves in Florida retirement communities and in underfunded public libraries, books with titles like Under the Rainbow: The Real Liza Minnelli or Me: Stories of (...)
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  21. Hugh Sockett (2009). Self-Portraiture: The Uses of Academic Autobiography. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):167-174.score: 12.0
    This review article examines Leonard Waks's innovative collection of essays entitled Self-Portraiture: The Uses of Academic Autobiography: Review of Leaders in Philosophy of Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits. The book is based on invitations to leading philosophers of education to write about their own careers in the field and to offer an intellectual autobiography. The purpose of the book is not primarily to provide a history of particular arguments and their rebuttal, and in this sense it is not directly philosophical, (...)
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  22. David Burrell & Stanley Hauerwas (1974). Self-Deception and Autobiography: Theological and Ethical Reflections on Speer's "Inside the Third Reich". Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1):99 - 117.score: 12.0
    Albert Speer's life offers a paradigm of self-deception, and his autobiography serves to illustrate Fingarette's account of self-deception as a persistent failure to spell out our engagements in the world. Using both Speer and Fingarette, we show how self-deception becomes our lot as the stories we adopt to shape our lives cover up what is destructive in our activity. Had Speer not settled for the neutral label of "architect," he might have found a story substantive enough to allow him (...)
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  23. Katrina Mitcheson (2013). Truth, Autobiography and Documentary: Perspectivism in Nietzsche and Herzog. Film-Philosophy 17 (1):348-366.score: 12.0
    The presence of interpretation according to different perspectives in art forms in which we expect the 'truth' about the subject matter, provides an opportunity to understand what truth means in the context of perspectivism, the view that there is no objective standard of truth free from any perspective against which we can measure the veracity of an account. In this article, I explore perspectival truth through Nietzsche's philosophical autobiography, Ecce Homo , and Herzog's films, particularly Little Dieter Needs to (...)
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  24. Ursula Tidd (1999). The Self-Other Relation in Beauvoir’s Ethics and Autobiography. Hypatia 14 (4):163-174.score: 12.0
    : This article examines how some of Simone de Beauvoir's ethical notions about the Self-Other relation explored in her theoretical philosophy of the 1940s were developed in her subsequent autobiography. It argues that Beauvoir represents reciprocal alter-ity in these autobiographical texts through a testimonial engagement with autobiography conceptualized as an act of bearing witness for the Other, through the privileging of various interlocutors and privileged others with whom "the real" is experienced and through a negotiation with the reader. (...)
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  25. J. Bauman (2002). Memory and Imagination: Truth in Autobiography. Thesis Eleven 70 (1):26-35.score: 12.0
    What is the nature of the compulsion to life writing? How does the elongated project of writing a life change as it shifts moments and locales, and why do others respond so directly as readers of stories that are so specific and particular? Janina Bauman is known in English-speaking cultures for two books, Winter in the Morning (1986) and A Dream of Belonging (1988). The first covers her girlhood in the Warsaw ghetto, and escape; the second, more fictionalized, deals with (...)
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  26. David Boucher & Teresa Smith (eds.) (2013). R. G. Collingwood: An Autobiography and Other Writings: With Essays on Collingwood's Life and Work. Oup Oxford.score: 12.0
    This volume presents a many-faceted view of the great Oxford philosopher R. G. Collingwood. At its centre is his Autobiography of 1939, a cult classic for its compelling 'story of his thought'. That work is accompanied here by previously unpublished writings by Collingwood and eleven specially written essays on aspects of his life and work.
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  27. Lionel Rubinoff (2006). R.G. Collingwood : Philosophy as Autobiography. In Thomas Mathien & D. G. Wright (eds.), Autobiography as Philosophy: The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation. Routledge.score: 12.0
     
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  28. Bertrand Russell (1998). The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell. Routledge.score: 12.0
    Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 and died in 1970. One of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, he transformed philosophy and can lay claim to being one of the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a Nobel Prize winner for Literature and was imprisoned several times as a result of his pacifism. His views on religion, education, sex, politics and many other topics, made him one of the most read and revered writers of the age. This, (...)
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  29. Alan Watts (1972/2007). In My Own Way: An Autobiography, 1915-1965. New World Library.score: 12.0
    In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution from a child of religious conservatives in rural England to a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. From early in this intellectual life, Watts shows himself to be a philosophical renegade and wide-ranging autodidact who came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. (...)
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  30. Fred Wilson (2006). Mill's Autobiography. In Thomas Mathien & D. G. Wright (eds.), Autobiography as Philosophy: The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation. Routledge.score: 12.0
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  31. D. G. Wright (2006). Philosophy Without Heroism : Montaigne and the Vanity of Autobiography. In Thomas Mathien & D. G. Wright (eds.), Autobiography as Philosophy: The Philosophical Uses of Self-Presentation. Routledge.score: 12.0
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  32. Claude Dubar (2013). Les contradictions de l'autobiographie comme temporalisation de l'identité personnelle. Temporalités 17 (17).score: 10.0
    Cet article tente de répondre à la question suivante : en quoi et comment une autobiographie, en tant que récit de vie (life story) écrit par un auteur en vue de raconter son histoire (life history), peut-elle livrer à ses lecteurs une définition de l’identité personnelle de son rédacteur ? Partant d’une conception des temporalités comme modes de temporalisation, l’article distingue le temps (présent) de la narration, le temps (passé) de l’expérience vécue et remémorée et le « tiers-temps » (futur) (...)
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  33. Adela Abella (2013). Les rapports psychanalyse et autobiographie : dans les lignes et entre les lignes. Temporalités. Revue de Sciences Sociales Et Humaines (17).score: 10.0
    En s’appuyant sur les autobiographies de douze élèves « à problèmes », l’auteure interroge deux paradigmes de la psychanalyse contemporaine. Le paradigme archéologique, cherchant à découvrir le latent derrière le manifeste, se situe du côté d’une logique orientée vers le passé. A l’opposé, le paradigme transformatif, dont le but est de développer la « musculature psychique », vise l’ouverture à une pluralité de possibles résidant dans l’avenir. L’auteure montre l’intérêt de dialectiser ces deux approches, tant dans la clinique que dans (...)
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  34. Lorena Poblete (2013). Par petits bouts. Autobiographies de femmes de ménage. Temporalités 17 (17).score: 10.0
    Grâce à l’analyse de quatre autobiographies de femmes de ménage écrites entre 1975 et 2012, cet article interroge la manière dont le régime temporel propre à une activité professionnelle contribue à la définition de la structure du récit autobiographique. Il s’agit d’analyser les nouvelles rhétoriques développées pour raconter l’histoire d’une vie dans laquelle l’axe de la narration est ancré sur un rôle social particulier et se définit par une activité spécifique : faire le ménage chez les autres.Le choix du corpus (...)
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  35. J. Lenore Wright (2006). The Philosopher's "I": Autobiography and the Search for the Self. State University of New York Press.score: 10.0
    Using works written over the course of 1,500 years, considers philosophers’ autobiographies as a genre of philosophical writing.
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  36. Samuel Clark (2012). Pleasure as Self-Discovery. Ratio 25 (3):260-276.score: 9.0
    This paper uses readings of two classic autobiographies, Edmund Gosse's Father & Son and John Stuart Mill's Autobiography, to develop a distinctive answer to an old and central question in value theory: What role is played by pleasure in the most successful human life? A first section defends my method. The main body of the paper then defines and rejects voluntarist, stoic, and developmental hedonist lessons to be taken from central crises in my two subjects' autobiographies, and argues for (...)
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  37. R. M. Hare (2002). A Philosophical Autobiography. Utilitas 14 (03):269-.score: 9.0
    I had a strange dream, or half-waking vision, not long ago. I found myself at the top of a mountain in the mist, feeling very pleased with myself, not just for having climbed the mountain, but for having achieved my life's ambition, to find a way of answering moral questions rationally. But as I was preening myself on this achievement, the mist began to clear, and I saw that I was surrounded on the mountain top by the graves of all (...)
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  38. Amos Bertolacci (2001). From Al-Kindi to Al-Farabi: Avicenna's Progressive Knowledge of Aristotle's Metaphysics According to His Autobiography. Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 11 (2):257-295.score: 9.0
  39. Alan Collett (1989). Literature, Fiction and Autobiography. British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (4):341-352.score: 9.0
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  40. Daniel C. Dennett (2008). Daniel Dennett: Autobiography, Part 1. Philosophy Now 68:22-26.score: 9.0
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  41. John Stuart Mill, Autobiography.score: 9.0
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  42. Hazel E. Barnes (1998). Who is the Subject of Autobiography? Sartre Studies International 4 (2):19-33.score: 9.0
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  43. Alexander Lucie-Smith (2011). In a Great and Noble Tradition: The Autobiography of Dom Prosper Guéranger, Founder of the Solesmes Congregation of Benedictine Monks and Nuns. Translated and Edited by Br David Hayes, OSB, and Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau, OP. Heythrop Journal 52 (3):524-524.score: 9.0
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  44. Ian Williams (2011). Autography as Auto-Therapy: Psychic Pain and the Graphic Memoir. [REVIEW] Journal of Medical Humanities 32 (4):353-366.score: 9.0
    Over the last three decades, the graphic novel has developed both in sophistication and cultural importance, now being widely accepted as a unique form of literature (Versaci 2007 ). Autobiography has proved to be a successful genre within comics (the word is used in the plural to denote both the medium and the philosophy of the graphic form) and within this area a sub-genre, the memoir of the artist’s own disease or suffering, sometimes known as the graphic pathology, has (...)
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  45. John Stuart Mill, The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill.score: 9.0
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  46. R. W. Beardsmore (1989). Autobiography and the Brain: Mary Warnock on Memory. British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (3):261-269.score: 9.0
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  47. Bela Szabados (1995). Autobiography and Philosophy: Variations on a Theme of Wittgenstein. Metaphilosophy 26 (1-2):63-80.score: 9.0
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  48. Colin McLarty (2007). Saunders Mac Lane. Saunders Mac Lane: A Mathematical Autobiography. Philosophia Mathematica 15 (3):400-404.score: 9.0
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  49. David Herman (1995). Autobiography, Allegory, and the Construction of Self. British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (4):351-360.score: 9.0
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  50. Daniel C. Dennett (2008). Daniel Dennett Autobiography, Part 2. Philosophy Now 69:21-25.score: 9.0
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