Synthesis Philosophica 26 (1):79-91 (2011)

The need to narrate is according to P. Ricoeur the very core of creating the knowledge of self. The process of identification through narration does not lead us to be focused on our own narration. We always find other people’s narrations first and then start telling the narration of our life. Through narration, as understood by Ricoeur, we can simultaneously learn ethics as well as morals. To show this the author compares philosophic view of identity by Ricoeur with Frisch’s literary experiment in the novel I’m Not Stiller. Both of them are a hermeneutic intertwining that brings to natural identity. In this hermeneutic process we can rediscover ourselves in a world, in which we will respect our own identity by being fully open to its creative transformation
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