Practical Identity and Narrative Agency

Practical Identity and Narrative Agency
Author: Catriona Mackenzie,Kim Atkins
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2010-05
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780415883917

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The essays collected in this volume address a range of issues that arise when the focus of philosophical reflection on identity is shifted from metaphysical to practical and evaluative concerns. They also explore the usefulness of the notion of narrative for articulating and responding to these issues. The chapters, written by an outstanding roster of international scholars, address a range of complex philosophical issues concerning the relationship between practical and metaphysical identity, the embodied dimensions of the first-personal perspective, the kind of reflexive agency involved in the self-constitution of one's practical identity, the relationship between practical identity and normativity, and the temporal dimensions of identity and selfhood. In addressing these issues, contributors engage with debates in the literatures on personal identity, phenomenology, moral psychology, action theory, normative ethical theory, and feminist philosophy.

Narrative Identity and Moral Identity

Narrative Identity and Moral Identity
Author: Kim Atkins
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2010-10-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780415887892

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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.

Narrative Identity Autonomy and Mortality

Narrative Identity  Autonomy  and Mortality
Author: John J. Davenport
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780415894135

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In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and MacIntyre's concept of the unity of a life help make sense of Kierkegaard's existential stages and, in particular, explain the transition from "aesthetic" to "ethical" modes of life. But others have recently raised difficult questions both for these readings of Kierkegaard and for narrative accounts of identity that draw on the work of MacIntyre in general. While some of these objections concern a strong kind of unity or "wholeheartedness" among an agent's long-term goals or cares, the fundamental objection raised by critics is that personal identity cannot be a narrative, since stories are artifacts made by persons. In this book, Davenport defends the narrative approach to practical identity and autonomy in general, and to Kierkegaard's stages in particular.

Narrative Identity Autonomy and Mortality

Narrative Identity  Autonomy  and Mortality
Author: John J. Davenport
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012-09-10
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781136453342

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In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and MacIntyre's concept of the unity of a life help make sense of Kierkegaard's existential stages and, in particular, explain the transition from "aesthetic" to "ethical" modes of life. But others have recently raised difficult questions both for these readings of Kierkegaard and for narrative accounts of identity that draw on the work of MacIntyre in general. While some of these objections concern a strong kind of unity or "wholeheartedness" among an agent's long-term goals or cares, the fundamental objection raised by critics is that personal identity cannot be a narrative, since stories are artifacts made by persons. In this book, Davenport defends the narrative approach to practical identity and autonomy in general, and to Kierkegaard's stages in particular.

Embodied Narratives

Embodied Narratives
Author: Emily Postan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-07-31
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781108483742

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As increasing quantities of health and biological information are generated, the need for us all to consider the human impacts of its ubiquity becomes more urgent than ever. This book explains the ethical imperative to take seriously the potential impacts on our identities of encountering bioinformation about ourselves.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Agency

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Agency
Author: Luca Ferrero
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2022-01-26
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780429510762

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One of the most basic and important distinctions we draw is between those entities with the capacity of agency and those without. As humans we enjoy agency in its full-blooded form and therefore a proper understanding of the nature of agency is of great importance to appreciate who we are and what we should expect and demand of our existence. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Agency is an outstanding reference source to the key issues, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising 42 chapters by an international team of contributors, the Handbook is divided into eight clear parts: The Metaphysics of Agency Kinds of Agency Agency and Ability Agency: Mind, Body, and World Agency and Knowledge Agency and Moral Psychology Agency and Time Agency, Reasoning, and Normativity. A broad range of topics are covered, including the relation of agency to causation, teleology, animal agency, intentionality, planning, skills, disability, practical knowledge, self-knowledge, the will, responsibility, autonomy, identification, emotions, personal identity, reasons, morality, the law, aesthetics, and games. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Agency is essential reading for students and researchers within philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of psychology, and ethics.

Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression

Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression
Author: Marina A.L. Oshana
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-11-13
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781135036102

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Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression addresses the impact of social conditions, especially subordinating conditions, on personal autonomy. The essays in this volume are concerned with the philosophical concept of autonomy or self-governance and with the impact on relational autonomy of the oppressive circumstances persons must navigate. They address on the one hand questions of the theoretical structure of personal autonomy given various kinds of social oppression, and on the other, how contexts of social oppression make autonomy difficult or impossible.

Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America s Urban Schools

Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America   s Urban Schools
Author: Cheryl J. Craig,Paige K. Evans,Donna W. Stokes
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-04-12
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781839094569

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Bridging a gap in the literature by offering a comprehensive look at how STEM teacher education programs evolve over time, this book explores teachHOUSTON, a designer teacher education program that was created to respond to the lack of adequately prepared STEM teachers in Houston and the emerging urban school districts that surround it.

A Hermeneutic Approach to Gender and Other Social Identities

A Hermeneutic Approach to Gender and Other Social Identities
Author: Lauren Swayne Barthold
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2016-06-16
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781137588975

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This book draws on the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer to inform a feminist perspective of social identities. Lauren Swayne Barthold moves beyond answers that either defend the objective nature of identities or dismiss their significance altogether. Building on the work of both hermeneutic and non-hermeneutic feminist theorists of identity, she asserts the relevance of concepts like horizon, coherence, dialogue, play, application, and festival for developing a theory of identity. This volume argues that as intersubjective interpretations, social identities are vital ways of fostering meaning and connection with others. Barthold also demonstrates how a hermeneutic approach to social identities can provide critiques of and resistance to identity-based oppression.

Who Needs Arab Jewish Identity

Who Needs Arab Jewish Identity
Author: Reuven Snir
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2015-02-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789004289109

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In Who Needs Arab-Jewish Identity?: Interpellation, Exclusion, and Inessential Solidarities, Reuven Snir presents a fresh approach to the study of Arab-Jewish identity showing that singularity, not identity, has become the major war cry among Arabized Jews.

Autobiographical Writing and Identity in EFL Education

Autobiographical Writing and Identity in EFL Education
Author: Shizhou Yang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-09-11
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781135076115

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The book explores the pedagogical potential of autobiographical writing in English-as-a-foreign language, approaching the topic from an educational, longitudinal, dialogical, and social perspective. Through a number of case studies, the author delineates four phases that EFL writers may experience in their identity construction processes, illustrating the complexity of EFL writers’ social identities. This book will provide a valuable resource for language teachers and researchers interested in the pedagogical applications of autobiographical writing.

Narrative Philosophy and Life

Narrative  Philosophy and Life
Author: Allen Speight
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-11-25
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9789401793490

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This notable collection provides an interdisciplinary platform for prominent thinkers who have all made significant recent contributions to exploring the nexus of philosophy and narrative. It includes the latest assessments of several key positions in the current philosophical debate. These perspectives underpin a range of thematic strands exploring the influence of narrative on notions of selfhood, identity, temporal experience, and the emotions, among others. Drawing from the humanities, literature, history and religious studies, as well as philosophy, the volume opens with papers on narrative intelligence and the relationship between narrative and agency. It features special sections of in-depth commentary on a range of topics. How, for example, do narrative and philosophical biography interact? Do celebrated biographical and autobiographical accounts of the lives of philosophers contribute to our understanding of their work? This new volume has a substantive remit that incorporates the intercultural religious view of philosophy’s links to narrative together with its many secular aspects. A valuable new resource for more advanced scholars in all its constituent disciplines, it represents a significant addition to the literature of this richly productive area of research.

The Ethics of Storytelling

The Ethics of Storytelling
Author: Hanna Meretoja
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017
Genre: LITERARY CRITICISM
ISBN: 9780190649364

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Against the backdrop of the polarized debate on the ethical significance of storytelling, Hanna Meretoja's The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible develops a nuanced framework for exploring the ethical complexity of the roles narratives play in our lives.Focusing on how narratives enlarge and diminish the spaces of possibilities in which we act, think, and re-imagine the world together with others, this book proposes a theoretical-analytical framework for engaging with both the ethical potential and risks of storytelling. Further, it elaborates anarrative hermeneutics that treats narratives as culturally mediated practices of (re)interpreting experiences and articulates how narratives can be oppressive, empowering, or both. It also argues that the relationship between narrative unconscious and narrative imagination shapes our sense of thepossible.In her book, Meretoja develops a hermeneutic narrative ethics that differentiates between six dimensions of the ethical potential of storytelling: the power of narratives to cultivate our sense of the possible; to contribute to individual and cultural self-understanding; to enable understandingother lives non-subsumptively in their singularity; to transform the narrative in-betweens that bind people together; to develop our perspective-awareness and capacity for perspective-taking; and to function as a form of ethical inquiry. This book addresses our implication in violent histories andargues that it is as dialogic storytellers, fundamentally vulnerable and dependent on one another, that we become who we are: both as individuals and communities.The Ethics of Storytelling seamlessly incorporates narrative ethics, literary narrative studies, narrative psychology, narrative philosophy, and cultural memory studies. It contributes to contemporary interdisciplinary narrative studies by developing narrative hermeneutics as a philosophicallyrigorous, historically sensitive, and analytically subtle approach to the ethical stakes of the debate on the narrative dimension of human existence.

Self Value and Narrative

Self  Value  and Narrative
Author: Anthony Rudd
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2012-10-25
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780199660049

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Anthony Rudd presents a striking new account of the self as an ethical, evaluative being. He draws on Kierkegaard's thought to present a case for an ancient and currently neglected view: that the tensions which are constitutive of selfhood can only be reconciled through the understanding of the self as guided by an objective Good.

Sociolinguistics and the Narrative Turn

Sociolinguistics and the Narrative Turn
Author: Rada Tirvassen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-12-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9789004380950

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In proposing the use of an alternative method for generating knowledge in the field of sociolinguistics, this book presents a fresh point of view. To introduce his argument, the author gives a well-considered critique of some of the guiding principles of traditional sociolinguists. Then, conducting a small-scale study involving seven participants, he shows how a qualitative narrative approach can renew the theorisation of the relationship between language and society.