What about me?
Paul Verhaeghe
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What about me?

the struggle for identity in a market-based society

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265 pages

According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today's pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities, and hospitals into businesses - even individuals are being made to think of themselves as one-person enterprises. Love is increasingly hard to find, and we struggle to lead meaningful lives.

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According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today's pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities, and hospitals into businesses - even individuals are being made to think of themselves as one-person enterprises. Love is increasingly hard to find, and we struggle to lead meaningful lives.

What about me?

the struggle for identity in a market-based society

This edition was published in


Edition Description

According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today's pay-for-performance mentality is turning institutions such as schools, universities, and hospitals into businesses - even individuals are being made to think of themselves as one-person enterprises. Love is increasingly hard to find, and we struggle to lead meaningful lives.

Table of Contents

Identity
Ethics : from self-realisation to self-denial
The perfectible individual
The essence of identity
Intermezzo : society and disorders
Enron society
Identity : powerless perfectibility
The new disorders : rank and yank
The good life.

Edition Notes

"First published as Identiteit by De Bezige, Bij, Netherlands, 2012"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265).

Translated from the Dutch.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
155.22
Library of Congress
BF697 .V474 2014, BF697.V474 2014eb

The Physical Object

Pagination
265 pages
Number of pages
265

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26957089M
ISBN 10
1922070904, 1922247375
ISBN 13
9781922070906, 9781922247377
OCLC/WorldCat
865503671

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