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The Self: Transfiguration by Technology
The self: Transfiguration by technology
Kenneth J.Gergen

To know who you are is to be oriented in moral space, a space in which questions arise about what is good or bad, what is worth doing and what is not, what has meaning and importance for you and what is trivial and secondary.

(Taylor, 1989)

The conception of persons as integral and internal selves serves a keystone function within the configuration of beliefs typically equated with cultural modernism. Modernist institutions, as nurtured within the Enlightenment, and fulgently flowering within the present century, are importantly premised on the assumption of persons as quintessentially interior, that is, imbued with an inner domain of selfhood – replete with rational capacities, observational sensitivity, emotional and motivational wellsprings, and the capacity ...

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