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Owen Abbott
University of Manchester
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    The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice.Owen Abbott - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    Providing a theory of moral practice for a contemporary sociological audience, Owen Abbott shows that morality is a relational practice achieved by people in their everyday lives. He moves beyond old dualisms—society versus the individual, social structure versus agency, body versus mind—to offer a sociologically rigorous and coherent theory of the relational constitution of the self and moral practice, which is both shared and yet enacted from an individualized perspective. In so doing, The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice (...)
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    The Self as the Locus of Morality: A Comparison Between Charles Taylor and George Herbert Mead's Theories of the Moral Constitution of the Self.Owen Abbott - 2020 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 50 (4):516-533.
    This paper it provides a critical comparison of two leading exponents of the relationship between morality and selfhood: Charles Taylor and George Herbert Mead. It seeks to provide an assessment of the contribution each approach is able to make to a social theory of morality that has the self at its heart. Calhoun (1991: 232-233) argues that ‘Charles Taylor is perhaps the best starting point for recovering a strong and crucial understanding of the self as moral subject’, and that his (...)
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