Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

2016.01.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes (eds.), Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self, Edinburgh University Press, 2015,
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2016.01.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes (eds.), Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self, Edinburgh University Press, 2015, 234pp., $125.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780748694433. Reviewed by Claudia Welz, University of Copenhagen According to the blurb, this collection explores “contemporary problems of self, time, narrative and death,” drawing on insights from Kierkegaard. More precisely, it discusses the strengths and weaknesses of narrative accounts of selfhood. Several of the thirteen papers included in the anthology were presented at a conference at the University of Hertfordshire in 2011; three papers are revised versions of previously published essays. The body of the book can be roughly divided into three sections. The first contains five papers that demonstrate the confluence of Kierkegaardian, neo-Lockean, Heideggerian, analytic and phenomenological literatures around the topic of personal identity. The second. . .

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