We strive to deliver the best value to our customers and ensure complete satisfaction for all our textbook rentals.
You can return your online books for any reason within our refund period – no questions asked.
Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free.
You'll be happy with the quality of your books (or we'll ship you another one on our dime).
You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate.
If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price.
As always, you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.
Supplemental materials are not guaranteed for used textbooks or rentals (access codes, DVDs, workbooks).
Self-Identity and Personal Autonomy: An Analytical Anthropology (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy)
by:Stefaan E. Cuypers
Dealing with one of the big issues in philosophy - the perplexity and puzzle of our own existence - Stefaan Cuypers explains his views on the closely related problems of self-identity and personal autonomy within the framework of contemporary research in analytical philosophy of mind and action and analytical moral psychology, which he calls "analytical...
Dealing with one of the big issues in philosophy - the perplexity and puzzle of our own existence - Stefaan Cuypers explains his views on the closely related problems of self-identity and personal autonomy within the framework of contemporary research in analytical philosophy of mind and action and analytical moral psychology, which he calls "analytical anthropology". After introducing the problem of self-identity in Chapter 1 and critically discussing the influential impersonal solution of Parfit and Perry, he outlines a third theoretical approach - which he calls "analytical personalism" - pointing towards a theory of nature and the importance of personal identity. Regarding the issue of personal autonomy, Cuypers presents the "Frankfurt/Dworkin" model and critically argues that the process of self-identification cannot entirely be rooted in autonomous "acts of will". He states that the process of self-evaluation depends in an important sense on the normative impact of other people's attitudes. As an alternative, he offers a view of personal autonomy in terms of "passive" self-identification on the basis of volitional necessity and in terms of "social" self-evaluation based on recognition by others. Although passivity and social dependence are commonly treated as incompatible with autonomy, Cuypers maintains that both volitional necessity and other-directedness are constitutive of authentic personal autonomy.
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On March 13, 2012 BookRenter.com, Inc. formally changed its name to Rafter, Inc. We are still the same company and the same people, only our corporate name has changed.