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Herbert Fingarette was an American philosopher and emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles under the direction of Donald Piatt.Fingarette's work deals with issues in philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics, law, and Chinese philosophy.
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The Self in Transformation
Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and the Life of the Spirit
Herbert Fingarette - Jan 01, 1965
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Politics of Regulation
Herbert Fingarette - Jan 21, 1967
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Death
Philosophical Soundings
Herbert Fingarette - Dec 14, 2015 (first published in 1996)
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Fingarette faces up to the reality of death and demolishes some popular errors in our thinking about death. He examines the metaphors which mislead us: death as parting, death as sleep, immortality as the denial of death, and selflessness as a kind of consolation.He thinks through some of the more illuminating metaphors: death as the end of the wor...
Heavy Drinking
The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease
Herbert Fingarette - Feb 09, 1988
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Heavy Drinking informs the general public for the first time how recent research has discredited almost every widely held belief about alcoholism, including the very concept of alcoholism as a single disease with a unique cause. Herbert Fingarette presents constructive approaches to heavy drinking, including new methods of helping heavy drinkers an...
Confucius
Fingarette - Jan 01, 1972
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An ideal way to discover the teachings of Confucius! Fingarette's primary aim is to help readers discover what is distinctive in Confucius and to learn what he can teach us. Fingarette-who thinks the best way to discover Confucius's teaching is by taking him at his word-uses original text as his principal resource in an effort to try to see what it...
Self-Deception
With a New Chapter
Herbert Fingarette - Feb 23, 2000 (first published in 1969)
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With a new chapterThis new edition of Herbert Fingarette's classic study in philosophical psychology now includes a provocative recent essay on the topic by the author. A seminal work, the book has deeply influenced the fields of philosophy, ethics, psychology, and cognitive science, and it remains an important focal point for the large body of lit...
Mapping Responsibility
Choice, Guilt, Punishment, and Other Perspectives
Herbert Fingarette - Jun 30, 2004
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Herbert Fingarette explores the terrain of moral responsibility. As a philosophical idea, responsibility poses vexing questions such as what does it mean to be a responsible person? or i why is it that some individuals are causaly responsible for something, but not legally or morally accountable? And what is the authority that holds people responsi...