Words nearby selfhood
How to use selfhood in a sentence
An influential tradition, dating back at least as far as Descartes, held that non-human animals lacked conscious selfhood because they did not have rational minds to guide their behavior.
The essence of selfhood is neither a rational mind nor an immaterial soul.
It is a deeply embodied biological process, a process that underpins the simple feeling of being alive that is the basis for all our experiences of selfhood.
Instead, each American should spend his days cultivating his individualism, his selfhood.
It is this socialized and conscious selfhood which is both the aim and the hope of true democracy.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
Helen disappears from the scene, she has contributed her share, her own selfhood, to the experience of the young man.Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
What Swedenborg calls 'selfhood,' the proprium, is not in him.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II|Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I believe, indeed, that this objection to be Superior was a remnant of the selfhood, colored with humility.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
But the one universal expression for the entire community is in nationalism, the assertion of selfhood as a people.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
British Dictionary definitions for selfhood
- the state of having a distinct identity
- the individuality so possessed