,
Tweet to @corkup
 
Sign up to our newsletter here to receive a 20% discount off any order.





Shop by Price
Free Shipping
featured products
products

  Home > Current Affairs >

Self
Self


 
Our Price:9.95
Authors: Eilís Ward
Affiliation: Social scientist and a zen practitioner who was lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway
Publication Year: Softback October 2021
Pages: 176
Size: 183 x 114mm

ISBN: 9781782054870
Qty:

Description
 
This book argues that we have got it wrong in the West with our belief in a ‘self’ that is autonomous and separate from others, exemplified by the entrepreneurial self: always on, always positive and always self-improving. This is the neoliberal self, a particular creature of late capitalism. However, as argued here, this view is harmful to us. It is the source of much of our suffering.
Proposing as an antidote a Zen Buddhist account of the self, the book points to the possibility of true human liberation and a kinder world for all. In Zen, the self is not separate from others and our individual and collective suffering is intimately bound together.
The author, a social scientist and long-standing Zen practitioner, draws on both personal experience and scholarly insight to make her case. No prior knowledge of Buddhism or of neoliberal thought is required of the reader – just a willingness to let go of some preconceived ideas and a curiosity about a different way of being.
Eilís Ward was lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »
 
Copyright ©  Cork University Press. All Rights Reserved.Built with Volusion
Dont forget to sign up to our newsletter to get our discount code and latest updates.