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Author Lippitt, John, editor

Title Narrative, identity and the Kierkegaardian self / edited by John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015
©2015

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Description xi, 234 pages ; 25 cm
Summary Is each of us the main character in a story we tell about ourselves, or is this narrative understanding of selfhood misguided and possibly harmful? Are selves and persons the same thing? And what does the possibility of sudden death mean for our ability to understand the narrative of ourselves? These questions have been much discussed both in recent philosophy and by scholars grappling with the work of the enigmatic 19th-century thinker Søren Kierkegaard. For the first time, this collection brings together figures in both contemporary philosophy and Kierkegaard studies to explore pressing issues in the philosophy of personal identity and moral psychology. It serves both to advance important ongoing discussions of selfhood and to explore the light that, 200 years after his birth, Kierkegaard is still able to shed on contemporary problems. -- publisher website
Subject Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
Self (Philosophy)
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Self-knowledge, Theory of.
Individuality.
Author Stokes, Patrick, 1978- editor
ISBN 9780748694433
0748694439