Narratives and culture: The role of stories in self-creation

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The condition of postmodernity has been associated with the depreciation of narratives. Here it is argued that stories play a primordial role in human self-creation, underpinning more abstract discourses such as mathematics, logic and science. This thesis is defended telling a story of the evolution of European culture from Ancient Greece to the present, including an account of the rise of the notion of culture and its relation to the development of history, thereby showing how stories function to justify beliefs, situate people as agents within history and orient them to create the future.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
GARNAC
Upload history
Archival date: 2017-07-08
View other versions
Added to PP index
2014-03-18

Total views
121 ( #39,040 of 2,439,583 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #56,526 of 2,439,583 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.