By Jacob A. Belzen, Antoon Geels
This quantity positions itself at the leading edge of 2 fields in psychology that get pleasure from swiftly expanding cognizance: either the learn of human lives and a few middle domain names of such lives as faith and spirituality are excessive at the schedule of present examine and educating. Biographies and autobiographies are being approached in new methods and became critical to the examine of human lives as an item of analysis and a most well liked process for acquiring specified info approximately subjective human stories. Ever because the starting of the psychology of faith, autobiographies have additionally been mentioned as a. Read more...
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Expressions of self in Chinese literature (pp. 3–30). New York: Columbia University Press. Hegel, R. E. & Hessney, R. C. ) (1985). Expressions of self in Chinese literature. New York: Columbia University Press. Heidegger, M. (1927/1962). Being and time (Translated by J. Macquarrie & E. Robinson). New York: Harper & Row. Huang, C. & Zürcher, E. ) (1995). Time and space in Chinese culture. Leiden & New York: Brill. Kaul, S. (2003). Narratio. Hermeneutik nach Heidegger und Ricœur. Munich: Fink.
But the French hermeneutician was not particularly interested in the enormous cultural variety of human time constructions or, more specifically, in the diversity of culturally distinct forms of discourse in which time and temporality are narrated and human lives are lived. In some of these forms narrative time is implicit: embedded in particular discourses, experiences, and actions, without being specifically marked. In other forms it is an explicit subject of individual efforts at construction and reflection.
Rather, it is a narrative genre that, in combining forms of historical, mythical, and literary time defines a new and unique kind of time: my own time, my lifetime. Ricœur’s (1984–1991) investigations of narrative thought have opened up a new way of thinking about the entire issue of historical time and autobiographical time. In more than one respect Ricœur’s thoughts are based on Heidegger. In the wake of Heidegger’s existential philosophy, Ricœur has suggested narrative as a human Existential, a fundamental way of being-in-the-world (Kaul, 2003).