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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Narrative Identity and Moral Identity
Chapter 1: Locke, Hume and Kant on Selfhood
Chapter 2: The Ambiguity of Embodiment: First- and Third-personal Perspectives
Chapter 3: Intersubjectivity and the Second-personal Perspective
Chapter 4: The Embodied Self and Narrative Identity
Chapter 5: Narrative Identity and the Ethical Perspective
Chapter 6: Practical Wisdom and Moral Exceptionality
Chapter 7: Autonomy Competency and Narrative Competency
Kim Atkins is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong in Australia. She has a special interest in the work of Paul Ricoeur and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, concerning issues of embodiment, selfhood and ethics. She is the editor of Self and Subjectivity. A Reader with Commentary (Blackwell) and co-editor, with Catriona Mackenzie, of Practical Identity and Narrative Agency (Routledge).