Are you a novel? or a collection of short stories?

See a dialogue among philosophers Galen Strawson and Marya Schechtman and experimental psychologist Bruce Hood here.

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3 thoughts on “Are you a novel? or a collection of short stories?

  1. Huenemann Post author

    The more of this conversation I see, the more puzzled I am about what’s at issue. It seems to me that there is a continuum: some people take themselves very seriously and are able to offer a cohesive autobiography at any moment, and other people more or less float along and aren’t concerned with maintaining a cohesive autobiography. Is this all that the debate amounts to?

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  2. Alex

    Aren’t our “corrective institutions” at stake? I mean, you put a guy in a cell (hopefully the fellow who chose the drapes in this video), isn’t he supposed to sit there and change his tune? Do followers of Heraclitus and Woolf need longer sentences?

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