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Heroism and Magnanimity:
The Post-Modern Form of Self-Conscious Agency

Robert Brandom

The Aquinas Lecture for 2019
Volume # 82

ISBN 9780874621938

The author reflects upon Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and how it points the way to a new, post-modern form of normativity, and to self-consciousness. Brandom discusses its practical aspect as a magnanimous form of agency exercised by self-conscious individuals who thereby create a new kind of recognitive community structured by rationalizing recollection in the form of confession, forgiveness, and trust.


Author Bio
Robert Boyce Brandom is an American philosopher who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. He works primarily in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and philosophical logic, and his work manifests both systematic and historical interests in these topics.


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