Narrative as Trauma and Resilience

After listing a series of topics in Scott’s Living with Indifference that I would have wanted to address but, if only for reasons of space, could not, I focus on the uses of narrative or fiction in Scott’s book. I am particularly interested in the relation of fiction to trauma. It is the resilience of fiction that perhaps enables it to speak—or to write—so eloquently about traumatic occurrences. As a writer of fiction, I am gripped by the proximity and even intimacy of fiction and trauma in Scott’s thinking
Keywords Ancient Philosophy  Continental Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/epoche201217125
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