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Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes


Narrative accounts of selfhood have been an increasingly prominent feature of personal identity debates over the last three decades. Yet many questions remain about the precise content and limits of such narrative approaches, including the extent to which life-narratives are to be understood on analogy with literature, the relationship between diachronic narrative personhood and subjectivity, and the significance of mortality for self-narration. More recently, Kierkegaard has been invoked as a thinker with a contribution to make to the narrativist approach. But the extent to which Kierkegaard’ ... More

Keywords: Narrative, Kierkegaard, Personal identity, Selfhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694433
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Lippitt, editor
University of Hertfordshire

Patrick Stokes, editor
Deakin University

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