On the social practice of personal identity

Treating someone as a person therefore means recognizing and responding to someone as he is. And that recognition is narrative; the person is represented as a web of stories. This social and moral practice of personhood is a dynamic process that develops itself over time, as we are not frozen in our identities. We change our own first-person stories over time, as do others, who change the stories of how they see us.

Read the whole review of Hilde Lindemann’s Holding and Letting Go here.

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