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  1. Narrative Integration, Fragmented Selves, and Autonomy.Catriona Mackenzie & Jacqui Poltera - 2010 - Hypatia 25 (1):31 - 54.
    In this paper we defend the notion of narrative identity against Galen Strawson's recent critique. With reference to Elyn Saks's memoir of her schizophrenia, we question the coherence ofStrawsons conception of the Episodic self and show why the capacity for narrative integration is important for a flourishing life. We aho argue that Scú put pressure on narrative theories that specify unduly restncúve constraints on self-constituting narratives, and chrify the need to distinguish identity from autonomy.
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    Is ambivalence an agential vice?Jacqui Poltera - 2010 - Philosophical Explorations 13 (3):293-305.
    This paper takes as its starting point a debate between Harry Frankfurt and J. David Velleman. Frankfurt argues that we need to resolve ambivalence since it necessarily threatens autonomy. Velleman challenges this claim, arguing that a desire to resolve ambivalence threatens autonomy when it prompts repression. I argue that the relationship between ambivalence and autonomy is more ambiguous than either theorist tends to acknowledge. In doing so, I recommend three features relevant for assessing whether or not ambivalence threatens autonomy.
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    Narrative identity and autonomy.Catriona Mackenzie & Jacqui Poltera - unknown
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    Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy.Catriona Mackenzie & Jacqui Poltera - 2011 - Symposia on Gender, Race, and Philosophy 7 (1).
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    Is Personal Identity Evaluative?Jacqui Poltera - 2005 - South African Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):87-96.
    Martha Nussbaum subscribes to the view that our identity is an evaluative question determined by our common, deeply held beliefs about what is worthwhile in human life. In so doing, she asserts that for an account of ethics to have “philosophical power” it needs to be grounded in an account of human nature that is both evaluative and internal. I focus on Nussbaum's claim that personal identity has to include the necessary features of practical rationality and sociability. Although Nussbaum puts (...)
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    Violence and Silencing: A Philosophical Investigation of Apartheid.Jacqui Poltera - 2011 - Critical Horizons 12 (2):232-250.
    With reference to examples of violence during Apartheid, I argue that the socio-political contexts in which violence occurs significantly shape agents ideas about and responses to violence. As such, philosophers can only make sense of why perpetrators and bystanders alike may have judged violent acts morally justifiable or failed to challenge instances of violence against the backdrop of the particular characteristics of the socio-political context in which it occurs.
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    Women and the Ethos of Philosophy: Shedding Light on Mentoring and Competition.Jacqui Poltera - 2011 - Hypatia 26 (2):419-428.