Preface: Anita Konzelmann Ziv.- Self-Evaluation - Philosophical Perspectives.- PART I - Evaluative and Self Evaluative Attitudes.- How to Have Self-Directed Attidudes: Lynne Ruder Baker.- Interpretation, Cause and Avowal: On the Evaluative Dimension of Selfhood: Axel Seeman.- Who Do You Think You are? The How-What Theory of Character and Personality: Frederico Lauria & Alain Pe-Curto.- PART II - Self-Evaluation and Rationality.- Self-Evaluation and the Ends of Existence: Carol Rovane.- Self-Evaluation and Action: Juliette Gloor.- Self-Trust and Social Truth: Keith Lehrer.- PART III - Self-Evaluative Emotions.- Sentimentalism and Self-Directed Emotions: Jesse Prinz.- Psychopathic Resentment: John Deigh.- Self-Knowledge, Knowledge of Others, and 'the thing called love': Edward Hartcourt.- Is Shame a Social Emotion?: Julien Deonna & Fabrice Teroni.- PART IV - Evaluating the Social Self.- Feeling up to it - The Sense of Ability in the Phenomenology of Action: Hans Bernhard Schmid.- Self-Evaluation in Intention: Individual and Shared: Lilian O'Brien.- Where Individuals Meet Society. The Collective Dimensions of Self-Evaluation and Self-Knowledge: Ulla Schmid.- About the Authors.
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The book contains contributions by leading figures in philosophy of mind and action, emotion theory, and phenomenology. As the focus of the volume is truly innovative we expect the book to sell well to both philosophers and scholars from neighboring fields such as social and cognitive science. The predominant view in analytic philosophy is that an ability for self-evaluation is constitutive for agency and intentionality. Until now, the debate is limited in two (possibly mutually related) ways: Firstly, self-evaluation is usually discussed in individual terms, and, as such, not sufficiently related to its social dimensions; secondly, self-evaluation is viewed as a matter of belief and desire, neglecting its affective and emotional aspects. The aim of the book is to fill these research lacunas and to investigate the question of how these two shortcomings of the received views are related. (source: Nielsen Book Data)