Beyond Self Esteem: Narratives Of Self Knowledge & Devotion To Others Thomas J. Cottle

ISBN: 9780820467184

Published: June 30th 2003

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Beyond Self Esteem: Narratives Of Self Knowledge & Devotion To Others  by  Thomas J. Cottle

Beyond Self Esteem: Narratives Of Self Knowledge & Devotion To Others by Thomas J. Cottle
June 30th 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9780820467184 | 8.47 Mb

In Beyond Self-Esteem, Thomas J. Cottle argues that Americas preoccupation with notions of self-esteem and self-regard not only does not reflect the fundamental nature of the self, but leads to selfish behavior and an inability to devote ones selfMoreIn Beyond Self-Esteem, Thomas J. Cottle argues that Americas preoccupation with notions of self-esteem and self-regard not only does not reflect the fundamental nature of the self, but leads to selfish behavior and an inability to devote ones self no friendships. The self, Cottle writes, is predicated on social relationships and, more specifically, on the affirmation each of us offers to the other, as well as the degree of responsibility we find ourselves willing to take for one another.

It is Cottles contention, reinforced by his theoretical positions and by the narrative accounts of children and adults alike, that affirmation of and the assumption of responsibility for other people remain the most ethical human actions.



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