alpha brooks Book Archive

Metaphysics

Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self by Joan Mccarthy

By Joan Mccarthy

The most thesis during this ebook is that, the self is healthier conceived as a story solidarity and that this belief is a favorable replacement to standard philosophical ideas to the matter of human id which forged the self as both monstrous or illusory.

Show description

Read Online or Download Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self PDF

Best metaphysics books

Heidegger and Modern Philosophy: Critical Essays

This anthology is meant to familiarize Anglo- American readers with Heidegger's inspiration. For the main half the authors write and educate within the environment of British and American tradition. The ebook undertakes to respond to the query of no matter if Heidegger's proposal might be understood and présents a large and représentative assurance of the main subject matters in Heidegger's philosophy.

The Logic of Essentialism: An Interpretation of Aristotle’s Modal Syllogistic

Aristotle's modal syllogistic has been an item of analysis ever because the time of Theophrastus; yet those reports (apart from an severe flowering within the heart a while) were slightly desultory. Remarkably, within the Nineteen Nineties numerous new traces of analysis have seemed, with sequence of unique courses via Fred Johnson, Richard Patterson and Ulrich Nortmann.

A Critical Introduction to the Metaphysics of Time

What's the nature of time? Does it circulate? Do the previous and destiny exist? Drawing connections among old and present-day questions, A severe advent to the Metaphysics of Time presents an up to date advisor to 1 of the main important and debated themes in modern metaphysics. Introducing the perspectives and arguments of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Newton and Leibniz, this obtainable creation covers the heritage of the philosophy of time from the Pre-Socratics to the start of the twentieth Century.

Extra info for Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self

Sample text

His thesis on per­ sonal identity is primarily intended to provide an account of the self as someone who is concerned about her future, capable of immortality, morally responsible, and accountable. The Lockean formulation of the problem of personal identity could be viewed as antici­ pating contemporary interest in conceiving the self nar­ ratively because of its mixed metaphysical underpin- The Naturalist Narrative Self 61 nings, its focus on delivering a particular kind of self, and its attention to the self-constituting aspects of conscious­ ness.

Granted the innovativeness of Dennett's approach, several objections can be leveled at his account of the narrative self, which I explore in the following chapter. 67 The Naturalist Narrative Self N OTES TO CHAPTER 2 1 . Dennett, GE, pp . 427, 43 1 . As early as 1 979, Dennett anticipated his account of the self as a "theorist's fiction" in his essay on the "Conditions of Personhood" where he concluded that: [i] t might turn out, for instance, that the concept of a person is only a free-floating honorific that we are all happy to apply to ourselves, and to others as the spirit moves us, guided by our emotions, aesthetic sensibili­ ties, considerations of policy, and the like- just as chic are al and only those who can get chic by others who consider chic.

4 1 . Thomas Nagel expresses the problem a s the fact that consciousness. " Philosophical Review 4 [ 1 986] : 435- 50) . John Searle suggests that Dennett has simply explained consciousness away (see Searle , The Rediscovery of the Mind [Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1 992] and "Consciousness Denied : Daniel Dennett's Account," in The Mystery of Consciousness [London: Granta Publications, 1 998] , pp . 98- 1 3 1) . " (see Boden, "Consciousness and Human Identity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective," in Consciousness and Human Identity, ed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 16 votes