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Narrative Thinking about One’s Future

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199230730
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741340 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0004
Narrative Thinking about One’s Future

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Chapter 4 concerns narrative thinking about our future, and its role in planning, forming policies, intentions, and making resolutions. The many structural parallels between imagination and memory are discussed, as is the role of our emotions in response to what we imagine in making our plans. Finally, the chapter explores how we can learn from our mistakes, and generally how narrative thinking about our past in emotional terms can inform our narrative thinking about our future.

Keywords: narrative; planning; intentions; imagination; memory; mistakes; Wollheim

Chapter.  9526 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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