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  1. Arthur Edward Waite (1975). Raymund Lully, Illuminated Doctor, Alchemist and Christian Mystic. Gordon Press.score: 70.0
    There are few names in mediaeval literature and in the history of its philosophical thought, around which has gathered a more curious woof of legend confused ...
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  2. Bruce Janz (1994). Boehme: An Intellectual Biography of the Seventeenth-Century Philosopher and Mystic Andrew Weeks Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991, Xii + 268 Pp. [REVIEW] Dialogue 33 (04):762-.score: 50.0
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  3. Mott T. Greene (2007). Writing Scientific Biography. Journal of the History of Biology 40 (4):727 - 759.score: 24.0
    Much writing on scientific biography focuses on the legitimacy and utility of this genre. In contrast, this essay discusses a variety of genre conventions and imperatives which continue to exert a powerful influence on the selection of biographical subjects, and to control the plot and structure of the ensuing biographies. These imperatives include the following: the plot templates of the Bildungsroman (the realistic novel of individual self-development), the life trajectories of Weberian ideal types, and the functional elements and personae (...)
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  4. John Thomas Brittingham (2013). Book Review: Benoît Peeters, Derrida: A Biography. [REVIEW] Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 21 (1):199-204.score: 24.0
    A review of Benoit Peeters, Derrida: A Biography, trans. Andrew Brown (Cambridge: Polity, 2013).
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  5. Eugene Thacker (2012). Cosmic Pessimism. Continent 2 (2):66-75.score: 24.0
    continent. 2.2 (2012): 66–75 ~*~ We’re Doomed. Pessimism is the night-side of thought, a melodrama of the futility of the brain, a poetry written in the graveyard of philosophy. Pessimism is a lyrical failure of philosophical thinking, each attempt at clear and coherent thought, sullen and submerged in the hidden joy of its own futility. The closest pessimism comes to philosophical argument is the droll and laconic “We’ll never make it,” or simply: “We’re doomed.” Every effort doomed to failure, every (...)
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  6. Nathaniel Comfort (2011). When Your Sources Talk Back: Toward a Multimodal Approach to Scientific Biography. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 44 (4):651 - 669.score: 24.0
    Interviewing offers the biographer unique opportunities for gathering data. I offer three examples. The emphatic bacterial geneticist Norton Zinder confronted me with an interpretation of Barbara McClintock's science that was as surprising as it proved to be robust. The relaxed setting of the human geneticist Walter Nance's rural summer home contributed to an unusually improvisational oral history that produced insights into his experimental and thinking style. And "embedding" myself with the biochemical geneticist Charles Scriver in his home, workplace, and city (...)
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  7. Oren Harman (2011). Helical Biography and the Historical Craft: The Case of Altruism and George Price. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 44 (4):671 - 691.score: 24.0
    The life of George Price (1922-1975), the eccentric polymath genius and father of the Price equation, is used as a prism and counterpoint through which to consider an age-old evolutionary conundrum: the origins of altruism. This biographical project, and biography and history more generally, are considered in terms of the possibility of using form to convey content in particular ways. Closer to an art form than a science, this approach to scholarship presents both a unique challenge and promise.
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  8. Vasso Kindi (2012). Collingwoods Opposition to Biography. Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (1):44-59.score: 24.0
    Abstract Biography is usually distinguished from history and, in comparison, looked down upon. R. G. Collingwood's view of biography seems to fit this statement considering that he says it has only gossip-value and that “history it can never be“. His main concern is that biography exploits and arouses emotions which he excludes from the domain of history. In the paper I will try to show that one can salvage a more positive view of biography from within (...)
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  9. Guido Vanheeswijck (2012). History Man. The First Biography on R.G. Collingwood. Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (1):134-142.score: 24.0
    Abstract Is `History Man', Fred Inglis' biography on R.G. Collingwood a successful biography? Inglis' explicit ambition is to portray the concrete figure Collingwood by abducting him from what he calls the vacuum-packed academic world of scholars. But the best biographers look for a balanced equilibrium between rendering philosophical ideas and dramatizing a philosopher's life. Put another way, they evoke the interweaving of a philosopher's thought with the vicissitudes of his life. Despite the unmistakable qualities of this biography, (...)
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  10. Ceci Maria Costa Baptista Mariani (2012). Mística e Teologia: do desencontro moderno à busca de um reencontro contemporâneo (Mystique and Theology: from the modern mismatch to the pursuit of a contemporary reunion) DOI: 10.5752/P.2175-5841.2012v10n27p854. [REVIEW] Horizonte 10 (27):854-878.score: 24.0
    A condição cultural contemporânea desafia a vivência religiosa. Vivemos um momento de nova demanda: busca-se hoje, uma relação com o dogma e uma vivência religiosa mais livres. Corre-se o risco, todavia, que esse desejo, que é de fato um dos grandes valores de nossa cultura, acabe se satisfazendo com propostas espirituais superficiais. A partir dessa preocupação, e entendendo que a mística, enquanto processo vivido pelo sujeito rumo ao encontro com o Mistério Santo, tem contribuições importantes para essa problemática, procuraremos empreender (...)
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  11. Mary Pickering (1993). Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 24.0
    This book constitutes the first volume of a projected two-volume intellectual biography of Auguste Comte, the founder of modern sociology and a philosophical movement called positivism. Volume One offers a reinterpretation of Comte's "first career," (1798-1842) when he completed the scientific foundation of his philosophy. It describes the interplay between Comte's ideas and the historical context of postrevolutionary France, his struggles with poverty and mental illness, and his volatile relationships with friends, family, and colleagues, including such famous contemporaries as (...)
     
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  12. Peter G. Bietenholz (1966). History and Biography in the Work of Erasmus of Rotterdam. Genève, Droz.score: 21.0
    V Individuum est ineffabile: bearing of this experience on Erasmus' view of history; Christ as the prototype of individuality 79 VI Erasmus' biographical ...
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  13. Katerina Zabrodska & Constance Ellwood (2011). Subjectivity as a Play of Territorialization: Exploring Affective Attachments to Place Through Collective Biography. Human Affairs 21 (2):184-195.score: 21.0
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  14. Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis (1999). Living with Your Biographical Subject: Special Problems of Distance, Privacy and Trust in the Biography of G. Ledyard Stebbins Jr. Journal of the History of Biology 32 (3):421 - 438.score: 21.0
    This paper explores the special problems encountered by the biographer of a living scientific subject. In particular, it explores the complex of problems that emerges from the intense interpersonal dynamic involving issues of distance, privacy and trust. It also explores methodological problems having to do with oral history interviews and other supporting documentation. It draws on the personal experience of the author and the biographical subject of G. Ledyard Stebbins Jr., the botanist, geneticist and evolutionist. It also offers prescriptives and (...)
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  15. Michael R. Dietrich (2011). Reinventing Richard Goldschmidt: Reputation, Memory, and Biography. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 44 (4):693 - 712.score: 21.0
    Richard Goldschmidt was one of the most controversial biologists of the mid-twentieth century. Rather than fade from view, Goldschmidt's work and reputation has persisted in the biological community long after he has. Goldschmidt's longevity is due in large part to how he was represented by Stephen J. Gould. When viewed from the perspective of the biographer, Gould's revival of Goldschmidt as an evolutionary heretic in the 1970s and 1980s represents a selective reinvention of Goldschmidt that provides a contrast to other (...)
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  16. Catalin Vasile Bobb (2010). Petru Moldovan, Moshe Idel. Dinamica misticii iudaice/ Moshe Idel. Dynamic of Jewish Mystics. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 4 (11):81-82.score: 21.0
    Petru Moldovan, Moshe Idel. Dinamica misticii iudaice Provopress, Cluj, 2005.
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  17. Srinivasa Iyengar & R. K. (1985). Sri Aurobindo: A Biography and a History. Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.score: 21.0
     
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  18. Ray Monk (2007). This Fictitious Life: Virginia Woolf on Biography, Reality, and Character. Philosophy and Literature 31 (1):1-40.score: 18.0
    In the growing body of academic literature on biography that has developed in the last few decades, Virginia Woolf's essay, "The New Biography,"1 has come to occupy a central place—mentioned, discussed and quoted from, I would estimate, more often than any other piece of writing on the subject. Virginia Woolf's distinctive view of the nature and limitations of biography has thus had, and continues to have, a deep and wide-ranging influence on the way the genre is discussed (...)
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  19. Ann Jefferson (2005). Biography and the Question of Literature in Sartre. Sartre Studies International 11 (s 1-2):179-194.score: 18.0
    Literature, for Sartre, it could be said, is not so much an object of theory as the focus of a question. The notion of 'committed literature' is less prescriptive than it is interrogative: the title of the text most commonly associated with 'littérature engagée' is, after all, a question about literature itself, and the nature of 'commitment' lends itself much more to a practice of contestation than to implementation of any particular programme. In what follows, I shall be examining some (...)
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  20. Juliet Floyd (2002). Review of James C. Klagge Ed., Wittgenstein: Biography and Philosophy. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (6).score: 18.0
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  21. Toni Brennan & Peter Hegarty (2009). Magnus Hirschfeld, His Biographies and the Possibilities and Boundaries of 'Biography' as 'Doing History'. History of the Human Sciences 22 (5):24-46.score: 18.0
    This article considers the two major biographies of sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, MD (1868—1935), an early campaigner for ‘gay rights’ avant la lettre. Like him, his first biographer Charlotte Wolff (1897—1986) was a Jewish doctor who lived and worked in Weimar Republic Berlin and fled Germany when the Nazi regime came to power. When researching Hirschfeld’s biography (published in English in 1986) Wolff met a librarian and gay activist, Manfred Herzer, who would eventually be a cofounder of the Gay Museum (...)
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  22. Maria Rosa Antognazza (2009). Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    Of all the thinkers of the century of genius that inaugurated modern philosophy, none lived an intellectual life more rich and varied than Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). Trained as a jurist and employed as a counsellor, librarian, and historian, he made famous contributions to logic, mathematics, physics, and metaphysics, yet viewed his own aspirations as ultimately ethical and theological, and married these theoretical concerns with politics, diplomacy, and an equally broad range of practical reforms: juridical, economic, administrative, technological, medical, and (...)
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  23. Michael Benton (2011). Towards a Poetics of Literary Biography. Journal of Aesthetic Education 45 (3):67-87.score: 18.0
    Biography is an ancient literary genre. First of all—chronologically and logically it is a part of historiography. Whether we think of biography as more like history or more like fiction, what we want from it is a vivid sense of the person. The cover illustration of the fortieth anniversary edition of E. H. Carr’s What is History?1 is a close-up of an eye with fluffy white clouds against a blue iris and a dramatic black pupil in the center. (...)
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  24. Gérard Deledalle (1990). Charles S. Peirce, 1839-1914: An Intellectual Biography. J.Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 18.0
    This work is the intellectual biography of the greatest of American philosophers. Peirce was not only a pioneer in logic and the creator of a philosophical movement pragmatism he also proposed a phenomenological theory, quite different from that of Husserl, but equal in profundity; and long before Saussure, and in a totally different spirit, a semiotic theory whose present interest owes nothing to passing fashion and everything to its fecundity. Throughout his life Peirce wrote continually about sign and phenomenon (...)
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  25. Mary Spongberg (2008). William Godwin's Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the Gender of Romantic Biography. Angelaki 13 (2):17 – 31.score: 18.0
    (2008). william godwin's memoirs of the author of a vindication of the rights of woman and the gender of romantic biography. Angelaki: Vol. 13, re-coupling gender and genre, pp. 17-31.
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  26. Suzanne Kirkbright (2004). Karl Jaspers: A Biography: Navigations in Truth. Yale University Press.score: 18.0
    Throughout his life, German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883–1969) recorded his experiences and reflections in diaries and correspondence. This comprehensive biography is the first to explore these extensive and candid private writings that illuminate not only Jaspers’ life and relationships but also the ideas he proposed in Way to Wisdom, The Question of German Guilt, and many other published works. Suzanne Kirkbright provides a sensitive and intimate portrait of the philosopher whose work on truth, personal integrity, and the capacity for (...)
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  27. Andy Denis (2006). Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek. [REVIEW] Review of Political Economy 18 (4):579-583.score: 18.0
    Hayek’s Challenge is subtitled ‘an intellectual biography’ of Hayek, and the publisher describes it as ‘the first full intellectual biography’ of Hayek (front flap). But Caldwell himself appears to disagree: it was ‘never my goal’ to write ‘a comprehensive intellectual biography’ (177, note 10). Further, the book has a ‘secret title’: Caldwell’s Challenge (4). To assess what Caldwell has done, it is important to be very clear about what he was trying to do. Caldwell spells out in (...)
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  28. Thomas F. Mayer (2014). Galileo and All the Stars: A New Biography. [REVIEW] Metascience 23 (2):357-359.score: 18.0
    According to the Rome newspaper La Repubblica, 2009 was “a year for Galileo and all the stars.” The headline referred to the UN’s declaration, at Italian urging, of an international year of astronomy celebrating Galileo’s first use of the telescope. The Italians marked the event in epic fashion, including a mega-conference in Florence and many smaller affairs. What they did not do was produce a new biography. That was left to an Englishman, David Wootton, and an American, John Heilbron.Heilbron’s (...)
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  29. Stefan Müller-Doohm (2005/2009). Adorno: A Biography. Polity.score: 18.0
    A comprehensive biography which covers Adorno's life, work and times: from childhood, through to his student years, his years in emigration, his return to post-war Germany, his time in Frankfurt, his role as a public intellectual, and his ...
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  30. Thomas Sturm (2004). Manfred Kuehn: Kant - A Biography. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 54:476-479.score: 18.0
    Review of Manfred Kuehn's outstanding biography on Immanuel Kant. A critical point I raise concerns Kuehn's discussion of Kant's relation to Hume. Scholars are divided over the questions of (a) whether Hume was an actual inspiration for Kant’s Critical philosophy, (b) whether Kant’s defense really addresses Hume’s problem of causality, and, of course, (c) whether Kant’s arguments provide a satisfactory solution to the problem. Sometimes these questions are not clearly distinguished by interpreters, part of the reason Kant scholarship appears (...)
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  31. Mariëtte Willemsen (2006). Welcoming (Auto)Biography Without Waving Away Fiction. Metaphilosophy 37 (2):277–283.score: 18.0
    This article is a response to Ole Martin Skilleås's "Knowledge and Imagination in Fiction and Biography." The first section of the article summarizes the line of the argument in four theses: (1) What is real is more influential than what is made up; (2) there is no metaphysical chasm between autobiographers and us; (3) (auto)biographies are not just empirical; and (4) the moral lesson of a fiction need not be accepted. In the second section each of these theses is (...)
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  32. R. S. Woolhouse (2007). Locke: A Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    This is the first comprehensive biography of John Locke to be published in nearly a half century. Setting Locke's life within exciting historical and intellectual contexts, which included the English Civil War, religious persecution, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Roger Woolhouse interweaves an account of Locke's life with a summary and development of his ideas in theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, medicine, economics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. Systematic and encyclopedic in its coverage, Woolhouse's biography (...)
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  33. Scott Davis (2002). The Factor of Fate in Religious Biography. In Benjamin Penny (ed.), Religion and Biography in China and Tibet. Curzon Press. 221.score: 18.0
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  34. Bart Schultz (2004). Henry Sidgwick, Eye of the Universe: An Intellectual Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    Henry Sidgwick was one of the great intellectual figures of nineteenth-century Britain. He was first and foremost a great moral philosopher, whose masterwork The Methods of Ethics is still widely studied today. He also wrote on economics, politics, education and literature. He was deeply involved in the founding of the first college for women at the University of Cambridge. He was also much concerned with the sexual politics of his close friend John Addington Symonds, a pioneer of gay studies. Through (...)
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  35. Hans-Peter Söder (2009). The Politics of Memory: History, Biography, and the (Re)-Emergence of Generational Literature in Germany. The European Legacy 14 (2):177-185.score: 18.0
    The existentialist philosopher Karl Jaspers is the father of a discourse on the spiritual consequences of the Holocaust. First addressed as the Schuldfrage (the question of guilt) by Jaspers immediately after the Second World War in his famous Heidelberg lecture, it has reappeared in various forms in German life and letters. Post-unification Germany has witnessed the valorization of the German experience of the Second World War. This ongoing re-evaluation has its antecedents in the generational literature of the 1970s and 1980s. (...)
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  36. Lorenz Jäger (2004). Adorno. A Political Biography. Yale University Press.score: 18.0
    Theodor W. Adorno—philosopher, cultural critic, sociologist, and music theorist—was one of the most important German intellectuals of the twentieth century. This concise, readable life is the first attempt to look at his philosophical and literary work in its essential political context. Central to Adorno’s intellectual development were his musical training, his father’s Jewish roots, and the rise of National Socialism in Germany, which forced him to emigrate to the United States. While in exile, he and Max Horkheimer wrote Dialectic of (...)
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  37. Ray Monk, Life Without Theory: Biography as an Exemplar of Philosophical Understanding.score: 18.0
    This article discusses recent attempts to provide the genre of biography with a philosophical, theoretical foundation and attempts to show that such efforts are fundamentally misguided. Biography is, I argue, a profoundly nontheoretical activity, and this, precisely, makes it philosophically interesting. Instead of looking to philosophy to provide a theory of biography, we should, I maintain, look to biography to provide a crucially important example and model of what Ludwig Wittgenstein called "the kind of understanding that (...)
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  38. Gerard Moore (2012). The Trinity: Insights From the Mystics [Book Review]. Australasian Catholic Record, The 89 (1):120.score: 18.0
    Moore, Gerard Review(s) of: The trinity: Insights from the mystics, by Anne Hunt, A Michael Glazier Book, Collegeville: Liturgical Press. 2010, pp.190, ISBN 9780814656921, $37.95.
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  39. Trunggo Bojong (2002). Biography by Instalment. In Benjamin Penny (ed.), Religion and Biography in China and Tibet. Curzon Press. 189.score: 18.0
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  40. Włodzimierz Tyburski (2009). An Introduction to the Biography and Intellectual Personality of Henryk Elzenberg. Dialogue and Universalism 19 (8-9):5-17.score: 18.0
    The first part of this comment presents the biography of Henryk Elzenberg whose creative life is shared between four centers of intellectual life in Poland: Cracow, Warsaw, Vilnius and Toruń.The second part of this article depicts the creative profile of H. Elzenberg: a philosopher forming an axiological vision of world and man, directing attention towards a general theory of value; where he placed the foundation for his ethics, esthetics and the philosophy of man.
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  41. Nicholas Capaldi (2004). John Stuart Mill: A Biography. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    Nicholas Capaldi's biography of John Stuart Mill traces the ways in which Mill's many endeavors are related and explores the significance of his contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of education. Capaldi shows how Mill was groomed for his life by both his father James Mill and Jeremy Bentham, the two most prominent philosophical radicals of the early 19th century. Mill, however, revolted against this education and developed friendships with (...)
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  42. Stephen Gaukroger (1997). Descartes: An Intellectual Biography. Clarendon Press.score: 18.0
    René Descartes (1596-1650) is the father of modern philosophy, and one of the greatest of all thinkers. This is the first intellectual biography of Descartes in English; it offers a fundamental reassessment of all aspects of his life and work. Stephen Gaukroger, a leading authority on Descartes, traces his intellectual development from childhood, showing the connections between his intellectual and personal life and placing these in the cultural context of seventeenth century Europe. -/- Descartes' early work in mathematics and (...)
     
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  43. Arnold M. Ludwig (1997). How Do We Know Who We Are?: A Biography of the Self. Oxford University Press.score: 18.0
    "The terrain of the self is vast," notes renowned psychiatrist Arnold Ludwig, "parts known, parts impenetrable, and parts unexplored." How do we construct a sense of ourselves? How can a self reflect upon itself or deceive itself? Is all personal identity plagiarized? Is a "true" or "authentic" self even possible? Is it possible to really "know" someone else or ourselves for that matter? To answer these and many other intriguing questions, Ludwig takes a unique approach, examining the art of (...) for the insights it can give us into the construction of the self. In The Biography of the Self, he takes readers on an intriguing tour of the biographer's art, revealing how much this can tell us about ourselves. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twenty-one of our most esteemed biographers--writers such as David McCullough (the biographer of Truman and Theodore Roosevelt), Wallace Stegner (John Wesley Powell), Gloria Steinem (Marilyn Monroe), Leon Edel (Henry James), Peter Gay (Freud), Diane Middlebrook (Anne Sexton), and many others--and interweaving fascinating observations of his own practice, Ludwig takes us through the labyrinthine hall of mirrors we term the self and shows us how malleable, elusive, and paradoxical it can be. In chapters such as "The 'Real' Marilyn," "Psychoanalyzing Freud," "How Did Hitler Live With Himself?" and "What Madness Reveals," we sit in as biographers talk not only about their work, but about their subjects (Allan Bullock on Hitler and Stalin, for instance, or Arnold Rampersad on Langston Hughes) and how their subjects saw themselves. Ludwig describes how biographers must impose a narrative structure on their subjects' lives to create order out of a mass of often contradictory views, baffling behavior, and inconsistent self-representations, much in the same way that psychotherapists try to foster self-awareness and understanding in their patients. In his concluding chapter, Ludwig introduces a new concept--biographical freedom--which brilliantly reconciles free will and determinism. We can, he asserts, become biographers of ourselves. Like the biographer, we are constrained to consider all the available facts of our lives--the personal experiences, cultural forces, and predetermined scripts that shape us--but we remain free to interpret, emphasize, and fashion these givens into a cohesive and meaningful narrative of our own choosing. This thought-provoking volume offers not only a wide-ranging and informative commentary on the biographer's art, but also a highly original theory of the self. Readers interested in biography and in the lives of others will come away with a new sense of what it means to be a "person" and, in particular, who they are. (shrink)
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  44. Dean W. Zimmerman (1998). Criteria of Identity and the 'Identity Mystics'. Erkenntnis 48 (2/3):281 - 301.score: 15.0
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  45. Anthony Skelton (2005). Review of Bart Schultz, Henry Sidgwick, Eye of the Universe: An Intellectual Biography. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 25 (3):231-234.score: 15.0
    A critical review of Bart Schultz, Henry Sidgwick, Eye of the Universe.
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  46. Evan Fales (2004). Do Mystics See God? In Michael L. Peterson & Raymond J. VanArragon (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell Pub.. 145--148.score: 15.0
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  47. Anthony K. Jensen (2009). Nietzsche's Philosophical Context: An Intellectual Biography. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):222 – 225.score: 15.0
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  48. Michelle Grier (2004). Review: Kuehn, Kant: A Biography. [REVIEW] Mind 113 (450):365-369.score: 15.0
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  49. Stuart Brown (2011). Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (3):561 - 563.score: 15.0
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 19, Issue 3, Page 561-563, May 2011.
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  50. J. Carter (1996). Review. Marius. Gaius Marius: A Political Biography. R J Evans. The Classical Review 46 (2):313-315.score: 15.0
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