Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887066238
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Series: SUNY Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 689,478
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

I. Introduction

The realms of human existence
The study of narrative meaning
The plan of the book

II. Narrative Expression

The term "narrative"
The pervasiveness of narratives
Suppositions about human experience
The narrative scheme
Narrative and language
Narrative as discourse
Narrative expression

III. History and Narrative

History and formal science
Analytic philosophy and history
Narrative and French historiography
History as explanatory discourse
History as narrative discourse
Historical narratives
Ricoeur on narrative and history

IV. Literature and Narrative

Prestructural American criticism
Structuralism and narrative
Written narratives and point of view
Reception theory

V. Psychology and Narrative

The history of narrative study in psychology
Self-Narrative
Narrative competence
Life-span development
Freudian psychoanalysis and narrative
Organizational Consultation

VI. Human Existence and Narrative

Narrative and temporality
Action and narrative
Narrative and the self

VII. Practice and Narrative

Human experience as narrative
Research with narrative
Psychotherapy
Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

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