Review of Metaphysics 55 (4):691 - 709 (2002)

Michael Kochin
Tel Aviv University
CONSIDER THE PROBLEM OF INTEGRITY: we all aspire to be true to ourselves, to be today what we were yesterday, to fulfill our promises. One way of addressing the need for integrity, the need to be a whole person, is to think about what it would take to make an intelligible narrative out of one’s experiences. As Charles Taylor writes, “It has often been remarked that making sense of one’s life as a story is... not an optional extra; that our lives exist also in this space of questions, which only a coherent narrative can answer.” What is intelligible about a human life, on this view, is its life story.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0034-6632
DOI revmetaph200255437
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,337
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

From Argument to Assertion.Michael S. Kochin - 2009 - Argumentation 23 (3):387-396.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Sartrean Mauvaise Foi in Edward Upward's Journey to the Border.Ronald Paul - 2012 - Sartre Studies International 18 (1):66-85.
Character and Well-Being: Towards an Ethics of Character.Michele Mangini - 2000 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (2):79-98.
Journalists and the Character of Public Officials/Figures.Lee Wilkins - 1994 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 9 (3):157 – 168.


Added to PP index

Total views
73 ( #158,043 of 2,507,901 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
12 ( #62,345 of 2,507,901 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes