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Author Miller, William Ian, 1946-

Title Faking it / William Ian Miller.

Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  179.8 M619f 2003    ---  Available
Description xi, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 266-277) and index.
Contents Introduction : split in two -- Hypocrisy and Jesus -- Anti-hypocrisy : looking bad in order to be good -- Virtues with natural immunities to hypocrisy -- Naked truth : hey, wanna...? -- In divine services and other ritualized performances -- Say it like you mean it : mandatory faking and apology -- Flattery and praise -- Hoist with his own petard -- The self, the double, and the sense of self -- At the core at last : the primordial Jew -- Passing and wishing you were what you are not -- Authentic moments with the beautiful and sublime? -- The alchemist : role as addiction -- 'I love you' : taking a bullet vs. biting one -- Boys crying and girls playing dumb -- Acting our roles : mimicry, makeup, and pills -- False (im)modesty -- Caught in the act.
Subject Identity (Psychology)
Social role.
Authenticity (Philosophy)
ISBN 0521830184 (hbk.)

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