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Thesis Title: The Class Inhibitors of Human Flourishing: Examining the Social, Cultural, Ontological Psychological Facets for Reclaiming an Authentic Self
I am a PhD student in the School of Social Sciences. My thesis is entitled The Class Inhibitors of Human Flourishing: Examining the Social, Cultural, Ontological Psychological Facets for Reclaiming an Authentic Self.
The aim of my thesis is to address the following two research questions:
- How, and in what forms, do the cultural influences and shifts in class relations create ontological tensions and psychological instabilities in the self?
- How, and in what forms, do class aspirants, striving for a more fulfilled life, actually inhibit an authenticity-of-self and undermine the process of their flourishing?
To answer these questions my thesis will cover the following themes:
- Establish the nature and operational parameters of authentic selfhood
- Define and justify the ontological and socio-cultural need for human flourishing
- Establish the nature, tensions, contradictions and impacts of a class based society on human flourishing and authentic selfhood
- Develop and justify a theoretical framework which has class, authenticity and self as its main components.
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