Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities

2015.04.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hilde Lindemann, Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities, Oxford University Press, 2014, 219pp.,
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2015.04.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hilde Lindemann, Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities, Oxford University Press, 2014, 219pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199754922. Reviewed by Marian Verkerk, University of Groningen In this book Hilde Lindemann shows us that good philosophy needs good writing, but also that good writing can contribute to good philosophy. Lindemann has become well known as a philosopher and bioethicist in her contribution to narrative approaches to moral philosophy and bioethics. In her earlier book Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair (Cornell University Press, 2001) she developed her view on the narrative construction of identity and showed how persons can be damaged by so-called master narratives that portray the social group to which they belong as morally inferior: for example, that women are too emotional to become good mathematicians or gay men only think about sex. These damaged identities. . .

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