Luther. The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness

Lectures, Vol. 12

Reiner Schürmann

Luther. The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness

Reiner Schürmann

Distributed for Diaphanes

Edited by Michael Heitz
224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
Paper $75.00 ISBN: 9783035800166 Will Publish January 2018
If we are to understand the specifically modern function of self-consciousness, we must first look to the origins of the concept. Among the key thinkers who elaborated on self-consciousness was the German monk and theologian Martin Luther. Reiner Schuermann’s writings and lectures on Luther therefore offer an innovative reading of the systematic role of self-consciousness in both premodern and modern cultures.

The twelfth volume in a planned twenty-nine-part series, Reiner Schuermann: Luther. The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness sees Schuermann tracing Luther’s conception of the rise of self-consciousness as the subjective reference point. Schuermann then explores this conception in conversation with both the Cartesian cogito and Kantian apperception.
 
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