Social Theory and Practice 37 (1):47-62 (2011)

Ben Bradley
Syracuse University
Many philosophers endorse the view that global or “narrative” features of a life at least partly determine its value. For instance, a life in which the subject redeems her past failures and sacrifices with later successes is thought to be better, ceteris paribus, than one in which her later successes are unrelated to her previous failures. In this paper I distinguish some views about narrative value, including Fischer’s views about the importance of free will for narrative value, and raise a number of problems for the idea of narrative value
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/soctheorpract20113714
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