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Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education.

McKie, Andrew

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Andrew McKie



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Eleanor Milligan
Editor

Emma Woodley
Editor

Abstract

In the recent interest expressed in exploring the intricacies between narrative and ethics (Charon 1994; Frank 1995; Downie and Macnaughton 2007), few people have addressed the philosophical issues underpinning this relationship with such depth and originality as the French literary philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005). In works such as Time and Narrative (1984-1988), From Text to Action (1991a) and One Self as Another (1992), Ricoeur explores these issues via an understanding of the person in terms of self-identity as revealed primarily through acting with others and, secondarily, through the construction of narrative. In this chapter, I seek to address five distinct aims: 1.

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MCKIE, A. 2010. Narrative and ethics in the literary hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur: an exploration within the context of professional health care education. In: Milligan, E. and Woodley, E. (eds.) Confessions: confounding narrative and ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, pages 161-180.

Publication Date Apr 30, 2010
Deposit Date Nov 29, 2010
Publicly Available Date Nov 29, 2010
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages 161-180
Book Title Confessions: confounding narrative and ethics
ISBN 9781443819206
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/542
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