David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 42 (1):46-60 (2011)
The concept of multiplicity describes the fluid nature of identity and experience in the wake of postmodernity. Yet the question of how we negotiate and maintain our identities, despite our multiplicities, requires phenomenological clarification. I suggest that recognition of multiplicity needs to be combined with an acknowledgement of continuity, however minimal. I maintain that this continuity is evidenced in our pre-reflective self-awareness, embodiment and habitual activities. Our authorship of life narratives and our ability to deliberate and shape our identities takes place against the background of our lived, prereflective experience. I develop the notion of prereflective self-awareness using the work of Sartre, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. I suggest that prereflective self-awareness, embodiment and habitual activity are themselves shaped by our participation in sociocultural frameworks that give meaning to our lives
|Keywords||habitual activity embodiment prereflective self-awareness discontinuity Identity negotiation|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kim Atkins (2008). Narrative Identity and Embodied Continuity. In Catriona Mackenzie & Kim Atkins (eds.), Practical Identity and Narrative Agency. Routledge 78.
Gerard P. Montague, Personal Identity and Self as Narrative : Formal Identity and Narrative Identity as Two Essential Building Blocks in the Constitution of Self.
Kim Atkins (2004). Narrative Identity, Practical Identity and Ethical Subjectivity. Continental Philosophy Review 37 (3):341-366.
Simon Beck (2008). Going Narrative: Schechtman and the Russians. South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (2):69-79.
Patrick Stokes (2012). Is Narrative Identity Four-Dimensionalist? European Journal of Philosophy 20 (S1):e86-e106.
Adrian Rahaman & Martina Angela Sasse (2010). A Framework for the Lived Experience of Identity. Identity in the Information Society 3 (3):605-638.
Robert Schroer (2013). Reductionism in Personal Identity and the Phenomenological Sense of Being a Temporally Extended Self. American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (4):339-356.
Oliver Rashbrook (2013). The Continuity of Consciousness. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):611-640.
Igor Douven (1999). Marc Slors on Personal Identity. Philosophical Explorations 2 (2):143 – 149.
William L. McBride (1981). Sartre and Lived Experience. Research in Phenomenology 11 (1):75-89.
M. Schectman (1994). The Truth About Memory. Philosophical Psychology 7 (1):3-18.
Joan McCarthy (2007). Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self. Humanity Books.
Gary D. Fireman, T. E. McVay & Owen J. Flanagan (eds.) (2003). Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain. Oxford University Press.
Shari Stone-Mediatore (2003). Reading Across Borders: Storytelling and Knowledges of Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan.
G. C. Nerlich (1958). Sameness, Difference, and Continuity. Analysis 18 (June):144-149.
Added to index2012-03-20
Total downloads29 ( #132,570 of 1,792,259 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #90,794 of 1,792,259 )
How can I increase my downloads?