Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In my dissertation, I offer an empirically informed theory of narrativity, a psychological capacity that plays a critical role in the recent philosophical debates about the self, memory and consciousness. To do this, I develop a teleological account of narrative explanation, explain the role of narratives in memory formation and offer a model of the functions that narratives play in human lives. Building on this foundation, I then consider the Dennett-Velleman debate over the narrative self.
Chair and Committee
John Doris, Carl Craver
Ron Mallon, Elizabeth Schechter, Daniel Povinelli
Keven, Nazim, "A Story to Remember: Narrativity, Memory and the Self" (2016). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 859.
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