The Unknown Distance
From Consciousness to Conscience-Goethe to Camus
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
Engelberg argues that Conscience and Consciousness have slowly drifted apart from their once nearly identical meanings: inward knowledge of oneself. This process of separation, he shows, reached a critical point in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the age of "dualisms." He demonstrates from a wide range of examples in literature and philosophy how such a division shaped the attitudes of important writers and thinkers.