RE: Individualism - Follow up

there's some quite interesting stuff on individualism that i have not
seen mentioned: shanahan's _genealogy of indidvidualism_ ,
nikolas rose' _governing the soul_ come immediately to mind, and hacking's
new book _writing the soul_ may be a good choice. there's also a very
substantial anthrpological literature on individualism and self-fashioning
which offers a useful corrective to the generally naive philosophical
literature. brian morris just published a summary book whose title i
cannot recall offhand, and carrithers' collection is quite excellent.
erving goffman's works would be fascinating to play off against nietzsche,
of course, but that may be too far afield.

regards, alan aycock


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