Time, Narrative, and History

Time, Narrative, and History

David Carr
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 02/22/1991
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20603-9
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For description and defense of the narrative configurations of everyday life, and of the practical and social character of those narratives, there is no better treatment than Time, Narrative, and History.... a clear, judicious, and truthful account, provocative from beginning to end." —Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology

... a superior work of philosophy that tells a unique and insightful story about narrative." —Quarterly Journal of Speech

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“"For description and defense of the narrative configurations of everyday life, and of the practical and social character of those narratives, there is no better treatment than Time, Narrative, and History. . . . a clear, judicious, and truthful account, provocative from beginning to end." —Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology " . . . a superior work of philosophy that tells a unique and insightful story about narrative." —Quarterly Journal of Speech”

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION

I THE TEMPORAL STRUCTURE OF EXPERIENCE AND ACTION
1. From Real Time to Real Human Time
2. The Temporality of Experience
3. The Temporality of Action
4. The Melodic Element of Time

II TEMPORALITY AND NARRATIVE STRUCTURE
1. Configuration and Narrative Structure
2. Complex and Extended Experience and Action
3. Narrative, Narrator, and Audience
4. Some Concurring Views and Some Clarifications

III THE SELF AND THE COHERENCE OF LIFE
1. Coherence and Narrative Structure
2. Self-Authorship and Authenticity: A Dispute
3. Settling the Dispute over Authenticity
4. Being in Time

IV TEMPORALITY AND HISTORICITY
1. The Problem
2. Husserl and Heidegger on Geschichtlichkeit
3. Historicity and Narrative
4. A New Problem

V FROM I TO WE
1. In Search of the Trans-Individual Subject
2. Moving beyond Phenomenology: Common Experience and Common Action
3. Hegel’s Dialectic of Recognition
4. Group, Time, and Narrative

VI TIME, NARRATIVE, AND HISTORY
1. Individual and Community in concreto
2. Communal Narrative and Historical Time
3. From Historical Time to Historiography
4. Who Are "We"?

INDEX