Les Jones Blackburn College
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A writer with an interest in philosophy (Mary Wolstonecraft, language games, essentialism etc). Preparing an anthology at the moment.
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  1. L. Jones (2010). Oneself as an Author. Theory, Culture and Society 27 (5):49-68.
    In his discussions of life as narrative, and identity as narrative identity, Paul Ricoeur has claimed that we learn to become narrators and heroes of our own stories, without actually becoming the authors of our own lives. This idea, that we cannot be the author of our own life-story in the same way that the author of fictional narrative is the author of that story, seems at first incontestable, given that we are caught up within the enactment of the narrative (...)
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  2. L. Jones (2010). Power and Violence by Paul Ricoeur. Theory, Culture and Society 27 (5):18-36.
    In this article, from his Lectures I: Autour du politique, Ricoeur addresses and subjects to critical examination the political thought of Hannah Arendt, taking as his starting point her paper ‘On Violence’, and her treatment of the conceptual pair power and violence. In investigating Arendt’s cardinal distinction between these concepts, Ricoeur brings to light the way in which Arendt’s thinking goes against the grain of the dominant tradition in political science, that which holds power to be defined in terms of (...)
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  3. L. Jones (2006). Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (3):313-315.
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  4. L. Jones (1997). A Thirst for God or Consumer Spirituality? Cultivating Disciplined Practices of Being Engaged by God. Modern Theology 13 (1):3-28.
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