The Storied Self: Tales from the Dark Side East and West
Human Self as Narrative: The Storied Self
Paul Brockelman, Time and Self
Practical realist account of the narrative
Bruner, "The Remembered Self"
Fundamental unity across temporal differentiation: Co-referentiality of
past, present and future
Self as double relation: Self-consciousness of continuity over time:
Experience of self to that self
Recounting the past, living in the present, hope and faith in the future
Argument from self-deception, using anger as an example
Self "perpetually rewritten story": reality
of self is bracketed
Michel Foucault, "What is an Author"
Agency and 'Victimicy': Acting out of subjective intent and adapting to
Self as "author function": a part of a
larger system of relationships that regulate the production of the
Hilde Nelson, Damaged Identities,
Author function as node of subjectivity within the larger fabric of the
social construction of reality
Narrative self as basis of self-identity
Narrative rupture and narrative repair
Master narrative and counterstory, found communities and communities of
Resisting an oppressive identity and
replacing it with one that commands respect
Four Narrative Moments
Conversion: confession, penitence,
Narrative trajectory; modern autobiography,
inward scrutiny, and historical accuracy
Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for
Woman befriends a tree: meaning in a
Alternate narrative and narrative repair,
found community and community of choice
Woodworker Qing seeks a tree: harmony with
the Way beyond words
To live in this world but not be of it: a
story of no-story, society and nature, momentary time
Firewood does not turn into ashes
Form and emptiness/oneness
Self and non-self (anatman)
Another story of no-story: 'dharma-stage'
Moments of Religious Transformation: A Musical Analogy of Sound and
The Storied Self, Social Construction, and Reader as Author
- Moment of Reading as Moment of Authorship: Foucault and the author
- Augustinian autobiography into the present
- Juxtaposing Frankl and and Zhuangzi
- Zhuangzi as character, Zhuangzi as author
- Dogen and Writing: self as social construction, self as conventional
truth, self of emptiness
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