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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 every- day 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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  1. Series Editors
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. I. Time and Memory
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  1. II. On Narrative
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  1. III. The Subject
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  1. IV. Conclusion
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253055880
MARC Record
OCLC
1257364440
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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