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On Being Authentic (Thinking in Action) by CHARLES GUIGNON


'To thine personal self be true.' From Polonius's phrases in Hamlet correct as much as Oprah, we're always advised to seem inside. Why is being real the final word objective in lifestyles for therefore many of us, and why does it suggest taking a look within instead of out? Is it approximately discovering the 'real' me, or anything more than me, even God? and will we welcome what we find?

Thought-provoking and with an excellent diversity of references, On Being Authentic is a gripping trip into the self that starts off with Socrates and Augustine. Charles Guignon asks why being genuine ceased to intend being a part of a few higher, cosmic photo and with Rousseau, Wordsworth and the Romantic move, took the powerful inward flip alive in modern self-help tradition.

He additionally plumbs the darker depths of authenticity, with assistance from Freud, Joseph Conrad and Alice Miller and displays at the way forward for being actual in a postmodern, worldwide age. He argues eventually that if we're to rescue the best of being genuine, we need to see ourselves as essentially social creatures, embedded in relationships and groups, and that being genuine isn't really approximately what's owed to me yet how I depend upon others.

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