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Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Gary D. Fireman, Ted E. McVay, and Owen J. Flanagan

Abstract

The evocation of narrative as a way to understand the content of consciousness, including memory, autobiography, self, and imagination, has sparked truly interdisciplinary work among psychologists, philosophers, and literary critics. Even neuroscientists have taken an interest in the stories people create to understand themselves, their past, and the world around them. The research presented in this volume should appeal to researchers enmeshed in these problems, as well as the general reader with an interest in the philosophical problem of what consciousness is and how it functions in the ever ... More

Keywords: consciousness, narrative, memory, autobiography, self, imagination, literature, psychology, philosophy, brain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195140057
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary D. Fireman, editor

Ted E. McVay, editor
both at Texas Tech University, USA

Owen J. Flanagan, editor
Duke University, USA

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