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Narrative Identity and Moral Identity

A Practical Perspective

By Kim Atkins

© 2008 – Routledge

176 pages

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About the Book

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




About the Author

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).

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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy