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As it turns out, she’s the mother of two daughters, and the secrets she carries force us to reckon with distinctions between selfhood and selfishness, especially in the context of motherhood.

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An influential tradition, dating back at least as far as Descartes, held that non-human animals lacked conscious selfhood because they did not have rational minds to guide their behavior.

The essence of selfhood is neither a rational mind nor an immaterial soul.

It is a deeply embodied biological process, a process that underpins the simple feeling of being alive that is the basis for all our experiences of selfhood.

Instead, each American should spend his days cultivating his individualism, his selfhood.

It is this socialized and conscious selfhood which is both the aim and the hope of true democracy.

Helen disappears from the scene, she has contributed her share, her own selfhood, to the experience of the young man.

What Swedenborg calls 'selfhood,' the proprium, is not in him.

I believe, indeed, that this objection to be Superior was a remnant of the selfhood, colored with humility.

But the one universal expression for the entire community is in nationalism, the assertion of selfhood as a people.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to selfhood, such as: character, circumstances, coherence, distinctiveness, existence, and identification.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.