Narrative, Ethics, and the Development of Identity

  • Mark Freeman <em>College of the Holy Cross</em>

Abstract

The terms “narrative” and “development” would appear to be difficult to relate to one another. While “narrative” frequently connotes movement backward in time and would thus seem to be a retrospective concept, “development” connotes movement forward in time and would thus seem to be a prospective concept. In this article, I seek to rethink both of these terms in such a way as to render them more compatible. In doing so, I focus on the idea of narrative identity, which, I suggest, is not only about the self but about the other-than-self, especially those goods that draw the process forward.
Published
2014-09-05
How to Cite
Freeman, M. (2014). Narrative, Ethics, and the Development of Identity . Narrative Works, 4(2). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/NW/article/view/22780
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Articles