self-identity


Folklore Traditions Modernized: A. Shevtsov's Academy of Self-Knowledge

V.V. Maliavin A few years ago in the abandoned summer camp for schoolchildren not far from the city of Ivanovo in Central Russia a man named Alexander Shevtsov, an ethnographer and psychologist by training, established what he calls “The Sanctuary of Folk life” (Заповедник народного быта). Usually the Russian word […]


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Self-forgetting and its history: a Taoist perspective on the postmodern phenomenology

V.V. MALIAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C.   Self-forgetting and its history: a Taoist perspective on the postmodern phenomenology   Abstract Taoist thought calls for a new hermeneutics of the Self that dispenses with the metaphysics of self-identity. A key concept of this hermeneutics is a pure, or non-dividing, difference which […]