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Narrative And The Self
     

Narrative And The Self

by Anthony Paul Kerby
 

Examining the constitutive role of language and narration in key areas of human experience, Narrative and the Self articulates a view of the self as the implied subject of narrative utterances. Anthony Paul Kerby draws on the diverse insights of recent work in philosophy, literary theory, and psychology to synthesize a coherent and provocative view of narrative

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Examining the constitutive role of language and narration in key areas of human experience, Narrative and the Self articulates a view of the self as the implied subject of narrative utterances. Anthony Paul Kerby draws on the diverse insights of recent work in philosophy, literary theory, and psychology to synthesize a coherent and provocative view of narrative identity and selfhood. Invoking the writings of Benveniste, Ricoeur, Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Taylor, and other theorists, he argues that language and narration play a central role in key aspects of human experience such as emotion, values, recollection, and sense of history.

Fundamental to Kerby's exposition is a defense of the quasi-narrative nature of our everyday experience. Kerby delineates a convincing narrative model of the self and offers a valuable overview of contemporary philosophical issues surrounding the place and role of narrative in human experience.

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Examining the constitutive role of language and narration in key areas of human experience, articulates a view of the self as the implied subject of narrative utterances. Delineates a convincing narrative model of the self and offers an overview of contemporary philosophical issues surrounding the place and role of narrative in human experience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253331434
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1991
Series:
Studies in Continental Thought
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.60(d)

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