L’Imagination poético-pratique dans l’identité narrative

Jean-Luc Amalric


Starting from a genesis of the concept of narrative identity, this article attemps to interpret the constitution process of our narrative identities through a systematic and synthetic review of the main contributions of  the Ricœurian theory of imagination, from Freedom and Nature to Oneself as Another. In its complex imaginative constitution, narrative identity can then be characterized as a poetico-practical mix that mediates and puts in a dialectical relation two distinct functions of the imagination: a poetic and a practical one, which are themselves enlivened by a dialectic and an internal duplication.


imagination, narrative identity, poetic, practical, figure, fiction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2012.130

Copyright (c) 2012 Jean-Luc Amalric

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