Roberto Mangabeira Unger

The Self Awakened (Book, 2007)

“The Self Awakened” is the most comprehensive published statement of my present philosophical position. It is completed by “The Religion of the Future” and “The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time” (with Lee Smolin). These three books form part of the same philosophical program. In what kind of world, and for what kind of thought, is time real, history open, and novelty possible? In what kind of world, and for what kind of thought, does it make sense for a human being to look for trouble rather than to stay out of trouble? “The Self Awakened” generalizes and deepens the impulse of my social-theoretical and programmatic writings. It develops and defends a point of view implicit in our most powerful ideas of political, social, and spiritual revolution.