Deleuze and Ricoeur: Disavowed Affinities and the Narrative by Declan Sheerin

By Declan Sheerin

What is the self? Is it the impregnable cogito of Descartes or the shattered self of Nietzsche? Or has it turn into serendipitously constituted from items of fairy stories and novels, adolescence comics and cleaning soap operas - a mess of forces culled from type, sleek delusion, tradition and activity? Or needs to we nonetheless persuade ourselves, like Rousseau, that the self can by no means be tainted; that it truly is, particularly else, irrefrangible?

Paul Ricoeur proposed that the self is shaped in the narratives we inform of ourselves, that it really is itself a sort of narrative. yet is that this adequate? may a self cohere in a mess of strength narratives or locate solidarity between its tales?
In this e-book, Declan Sheerin demanding situations the idea that the self is narrative on my own or that concordance reigns over discordance within the self. Drawing upon the works of Gilles Deleuze, he proposes that deep to the experience of a unified, represented self is a extra primary self of distinction, a self that's greater than in basic terms coherent narrative.

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