Exploring Self and Emotion: Unamuno´s Narrative Fiction as Thought Experiment

In Garry L. Hagberg (ed.), Narrative and Self-Understanding. Between Literature and Philosophy. Palgrave (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In this paper, I explore Unamuno’s narrative fictions as thought experiments about self and emotion. I begin by developing a notion of thought experiment consequent with his understanding of philosophy as a form of literature. Next, I focus on the philosophy of the emotions implicit in his major essay Del Sentimiento trágico de la vida. The third section offers a case study in the form of envy in the novel Abel Sánchez. The final section addresses different forms of knowledge about the emotions conveyed by Unamuno’s fictional works.

Author's Profile

Íngrid Vendrell-Ferran
University of Marburg


Added to PP

485 (#26,203)

6 months
114 (#17,333)

Historical graph of downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.
How can I increase my downloads?