Title

Advancing the 'We' Through Narrative

RIS ID

113096

Publication Details

Gallagher, S. & Tollefsen, D. (2017). Advancing the 'We' Through Narrative. Topoi: an International Review of Philosophy, Online First 1-9.

Abstract

Narrative is rarely mentioned in philosophical discussions of collective intentionality and group identity despite the fact that narratives are often thought important for the formation of action intentions and self-identity in individuals. We argue that the concept of the 'we-narrative' can solve several problems in regard to defining the status of the we. It provides the typical format for the attribution of joint agency; it contributes to the formation of group identity; and it generates group stability.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11245-017-9452-1