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Koubová, A., Self-Identity and Powerlessness. Brill. Main Series: Studies in Contemporary Phenomenology, Volume 8, 2013.

In the book Self-Identity and Powerlessness, Alice Koubová develops a concept of human existence that is not essentially dependent on the definition of identity of an individual human being. The author shows how, owing to too much emphasis on finding and identifying human identity, the philosophy goes beyond grasping the essential aspects of human existence. Through the analysis of other philosophers (R. Descartes, P. Ricoeur, M. Merleau-Ponty, J. Derrida), literary examples (M. Kundera) and the results of social psychology (A. Ehrenberg), emphasizing and developing moments of helplessness in Heidegger's fundamental ontology, Alice Koubová matures to the original phenomenology of alteration of existence and affairs.
How important is the identity for thinking? Are we able to think philosophically even if we have neither ourselves nor the world under our control? Is it possible to relax, to remain powerless, and despite that, to think exactly? The book looks for the original answer to these questions.