Narrative Identity and Moral Identity

Narrative Identity and Moral Identity : A Practical Perspective

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This book is part of the growing field of practical approaches to philosophical questions relating to identity, agency and ethics--approaches which work across continental and analytical traditions and which Atkins justifies through an explication of how the structures of human embodiment necessitate a narrative model of selfhood, understanding, and ethics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 340g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 Line drawings, black and white
  • 0415887895
  • 9780415887892
  • 1,312,245

Table of contents


Introduction: Narrative Identity and Moral Identity

Chapter 1: Locke, Hume and Kant on Selfhood

Chapter 2: The Ambiguity of Embodiment: First- and Third-personal Perspectives

Chapter 3: Intersubjectivity and the Second-personal Perspective

Chapter 4: The Embodied Self and Narrative Identity

Chapter 5: Narrative Identity and the Ethical Perspective

Chapter 6: Practical Wisdom and Moral Exceptionality

Chapter 7: Autonomy Competency and Narrative Competency



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Review quote

"Atkins' book is ambitious and wide-ranging, and contains much of interest not only to narrative theorists but also to anyone interested in theories of agency and moral psychology more generally." -- Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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About Kim Atkins

Kim Atkins is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong in Australia. She has a special interest in the work of Paul Ricoeur and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, concerning issues of embodiment, selfhood and ethics. She is the editor of Self and Subjectivity. A Reader with Commentary (Blackwell) and co-editor, with Catriona Mackenzie, of Practical Identity and Narrative Agency (Routledge).
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