The Webbed Self: Deconstructing Individualism
Individualism, Western Intellectual Tradition, Ecological Vision, Webbed-self, Field-theoretic Metaphysic, Alternative Politics
A deconstruction of the doctrine of Individualism that is grounded in a systemic critique of the Western intellectual tradition. The anaysis draws upon the latest results of natural science to develop an interdisciplinary field-theoretic metaphysic that resolves the problem of freedom and determinism, critiques conservative and liberal ideologies, and integrates ecology and economics, thus laying the foundation for a practical and socialy constructive alternative politics in this post-industrial world of globalized institutions.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Paper Presentation in English
Webbed Self, The
Dr. David Sprintzen
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
C. W. Post College, Long Island University
Syosset, New York, USA
I am a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Long Island University, having served as Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at C. W. Post College, and as Vice-Chairperson of the College’s Faculty Council and Vice- President of the University Senate. I have authored three books, including "Camus: A Critical Examination," and "Sartre and Camus: An Historic Confrontation," as well as many theoretical articles, public presentations, and practical strategies. I am also the founder, and for the first 20 years of its now 28 year history, Co-Chair of the Long Island Progressive Coalition. I served on Governor Mario Cuomo’s Shoreham Commission and, among numerous honors and awards, received a few months ago an award from Vision Long Island for being the founder of the movement for sustainability on Long Island.