Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain

Synopsis

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 everyday world.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gary Fireman
  • Ted McVay
  • Owen Flanagan
  • Katherine Nelson
  • Valerie Gray Hardcastle
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003