By Thomas Docherty
Docherty outlines a philosophy of confession that has pertinence for a modern political tradition according to the inspiration of 'transparency'. In a postmodern 'transparent society', the self coincides with its self-representations. this kind of place is primary to the assumption of authenticity and truth-telling in confessional writing: it's the foundation of claiming, in truth, 'here I take my stand'.
The query is: what different outcomes could there be of an assumption of the primacy of transparency? parts are tested intimately: the non secular and the judicial. Docherty exhibits that regardless of the tendency to treat transparency as a common social and moral strong, our modern tradition of transparency has engendered a society during which autonomy (or the very authority of the topic that broadcasts 'I confess') is grounded in guilt, reparation and victimhood.
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Confessions: The Philosophy of Transparency (The WISH List) by Thomas Docherty