Richard M. Zaner

Richard M. Zaner is professor of philosophy, Southern Methodist University.

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The Context of Self · A Phenomenological Inquiry Using Medicine as a Clue
By Richard M. Zaner

This study takes up the challenge presented to philosophy in a dramatic and urgent way by contemporary medicine: the phenomenon of human life. Initiated by a critical appreciation of the work of Hans Jonas, who poses that issue as well, the inquiry is brought to focus on the phenomenon of embodiment, using relevant medical writing to help elicit its concrete dimensions.

“This is a comprehensive and densely argued landmark study of selfhood, as profound as it is far ranging. No summary can do justice to its detailed development or to the dazzling array of references. Essential for collections serving professionals in philosophy and the life sciences.”

Robert C. O’Brien, Fordham University, Library Journal