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

Human Studies 30 (2):79-95 (2007)

Veronica Vasterling
Radboud University Nijmegen
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.
Keywords Philosophy   Sociolinguistics   Modern Philosophy   Political Philosophy   Philosophy of the Social Sciences   Philosophy
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DOI 10.1007/s10746-007-9050-0
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