Identité, narration et souffrance

Translated title of the contribution: Identity, narration and suffering

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Taking into account the limits that suffering imposes to a narrative conception of identity, how can we define the Self otherwise than through the mediation of language and action? The pertinence of the model of narrative self seems in difficulty as soon as we have to take simultaneously into account selfhood and suffering. Confronting Paul Ricœur and Michel Henry's works will allow us to make self-evident a pathos depth of which the locus is the proper body of aliving self exposed to the events that are not necessarily retrievablein terms of the intrigue of a narrative. Among other domains, this debate is of great importance to contemporary works on narrative medicine.
Translated title of the contributionIdentity, narration and suffering
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationDu moi au soi
Subtitle of host publicationVariations phénoménologiques et herméneutiques
EditorsPaulo Jesus, Gonçalo Marcelo, Johann Michel
Place of PublicationRennes
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Rennes
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-2-7535-5187-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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PublisherJacqueline Lagrée and Denis Moreau


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