The Thread of Life [Book Review]

Idealistic Studies 18 (3):275-276 (1988)

Richard Wollheim published helpful works on Bradley and Freud some years ago when both thinkers were unpopular in his analytical ranks. Throughout The Thread of Life, Wollheim provokes his readers with an unusually worded question: “What is it to lead the life of a person?”. In his opening chapter he rejects psychological and corporeal theories of personal identity, since he holds that they fail to answer this question. The terms “the person’s leading his life,” “the process,” “the way in which lives are led” strike Wollheim as more promising than some current philosophical phrases. He seeks enlightenment from such varied writers as Kierkegaard, Freud, and Dostoyevsky; Ovid, Proust, and Sartre.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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ISBN(s) 0046-8541
DOI 10.5840/idstudies198818327
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