Cognitive Theory and Phenomenology in Arendt’s and Nussbaum’s Work on Narrative

Human Studies 30 (2):79-95 (2007)
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In this essay I compare Nussbaum's and Arendt's approach to narrativity. The point of the comparison is to find out which approach is more adequate for practical philosophy: the approach influenced by cognitive theory or the one influenced by hermeneutic phenomenology. I conclude that Nussbaum's approach is flawed by methodological solipsism, which is due to her application of cognitive theory.

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Veronica Vasterling
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The life of the mind.Hannah Arendt - 1981 - New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Of Grammatology.Jacques Derrida - 1982 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 15 (1):66-70.

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