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Introduction to Part Three

Anthony Rudd

in Self, Value, and Narrative

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199660049
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744976 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660049.003.3001
Introduction to Part Three

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The Introduction to this Part reviews Kierkegaard’s account of temporality and argues that he was a pioneer of the narrative approach to thinking about both selfhood and ethics. Either/Or presents narrative unity as a characteristic feature of the ethical, as distinct from the aesthetic, life and also suggest that the aesthete is someone who is in denial about his or her need for narrative unity. The Introduction thus emphasizes Kierkegaard’s role as a pioneer, not only of narrative theory, but of the psychology of the unconscious.

Keywords: aesthetic; ethical; Kierkegaard; narrative; temporality; unconscious

Chapter.  6231 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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