The Resource A crowd of one : the future of individual identity, John Henry Clippinger

A crowd of one : the future of individual identity, John Henry Clippinger

Label
A crowd of one : the future of individual identity
Title
A crowd of one
Title remainder
the future of individual identity
Statement of responsibility
John Henry Clippinger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The individual is not what he or she was. During the Enlightenment, the individual was the antidote to the unruly mob, the locus of rights and freedoms, a check on the power of the state, and the way to unleash the power of the free market. But the Enlightenment trampled over some old truths - the power of the community, a sense of "common stock"--Now newly relevant and confirmed by the science of evolutionary biology and social physics." "John Henry Clippinger shows that we are, in fact, much less individualistic than we have been taught. Our personal identity, like our biological identity, is derived from our relationships to others, knowing how to recognize social signals of trust and deceit; security comes not from exclusion or narrow self-interest but a capacity to recognize and embrace mutual self-interest. Social emotions are fundamental to the success of free market success and civil society. The capacity to understand the intentions of others and to find common purpose is a the root of human evolutionary success." "The hardwiring of our brains has predisposed us to derive a sense of self through our interactions with others; in isolation, a child's growth is stunted, and those qualities we deem most distinctly human - language and empathy - fail to develop. There is no such thing as the noble savage; we are a crowd of one."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clippinger, John Henry
Dewey number
302.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.S65
LC item number
C58 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Identiteit
  • Persoonlijkheid
  • Sociale relaties
  • Individuum
  • Identität
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A crowd of one : the future of individual identity, John Henry Clippinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-218) and index
Contents
On being open -- The good and the bad -- Oops- apocalypse -- Terrorism's shattered identities -- Unlikely heretics : a Prussian and an economist -- Human nature, language, and social networks -- A new view of human nature -- Transforming trust : social commerce in Rennaissance Florence -- Prospects for digital trust -- Toward a literacy of natural leadership -- Negotiating an identity : one of the crowd -- The power of identity narratives -- The open we- building digital institutions
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 227 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029012591
Label
A crowd of one : the future of individual identity, John Henry Clippinger
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-218) and index
Contents
On being open -- The good and the bad -- Oops- apocalypse -- Terrorism's shattered identities -- Unlikely heretics : a Prussian and an economist -- Human nature, language, and social networks -- A new view of human nature -- Transforming trust : social commerce in Rennaissance Florence -- Prospects for digital trust -- Toward a literacy of natural leadership -- Negotiating an identity : one of the crowd -- The power of identity narratives -- The open we- building digital institutions
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 227 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029012591

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