Narrative, Philosophy and Life, 1st Edition by Allen Speight (eds.)

By Allen Speight (eds.)

​This outstanding assortment offers an interdisciplinary platform for admired thinkers who've all made major fresh contributions to exploring the nexus of philosophy and narrative. It comprises the most recent exams of a number of key positions within the present philosophical debate. those views underpin a number thematic strands exploring the impression of narrative on notions of selfhood, id, temporal event, and the sentiments, between others. Drawing from the arts, literature, heritage and non secular experiences, in addition to philosophy, the amount opens with papers on narrative intelligence and the connection among narrative and business enterprise. It gains distinctive sections of in-depth statement on a number subject matters. How, for instance, do narrative and philosophical biography have interaction? Do celebrated biographical and autobiographical bills of the lives of philosophers give a contribution to our knowing in their paintings? This new quantity has a significant remit that includes the intercultural spiritual view of philosophy’s hyperlinks to narrative including its many secular features. A precious new source for extra complex students in all its constituent disciplines, it represents an important addition to the literature of this richly efficient region of research.

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Cf. g. Bruner 1987, 1990, 1994. The notion of an ‘unreliable narrator’ derives from literary criticism. In The Mind’s Past (1998a) Gazzaniga seems to support a strongly reconstructive view of human memory, but he later says only that personal memory tends to be ‘a bit fictional’ (1998b: 713). 40 Brewer (1988) argues that the evidence that supports ‘the reconstructive view of personal memory … does not seem very compelling’. See also Wagenaar 1994; Baddeley 1994: 239; Swann 1990. Ross (1989) argues that revision that seems to serve self-esteem may be motivated by nothing more than a concern for consistency.

On this view, the unity of the self and of the person are constituted simultaneously by higher-order cognitive activity that recognizes and hence experiences different moments of consciousness as belonging to a single subject. On this reading, it is by appropriating these different experiences that one actually forges a phenomenological connection with them and so constitutes a persisting subject of experience. There is, however, another way of understanding the Lockean picture which makes selfhood prior to, and foundational for, personhood.

Cf. ’ 53 Matthew vi. 34. This way of being in the present has nothing to do with the ‘aesthetic’ way of being in the present described and condemned by Kierkegaard. 54 Note, though, how Tom Bombadil in The Lord of the Rings can produce a certain anxiety. 55 1563–1592: 32. 30 G. 56 A gift for friendship doesn’t require any ability to recall past shared experiences in detail, nor any tendency to value them. It is shown in how one is in the present. But can Episodics be properly moral beings? The question troubles many.

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