Narrative and the Self

Narrative and the Self

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 399g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253331439
  • 9780253331434
  • 1,876,123

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction I. Time and Memory The Time of Our Lives Memory and Recollection II. On Narrative OI Am IO The Story of Our Lives III. The Subject He Who Says OEgoO Signs of Derrida The Alter Ego Narrative and Truth The Cogito The Semiotic Subject IV. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
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