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Relating Narratives

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Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, Relating Narratives is a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration.
Drawing a diverse array of thinkers from both the philosophical and the literary tradition, from Sophocles and
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 17th 2000 by Routledge (first published March 1997)
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Aya Nassar
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a hope-restoring read. I find solace in Arendt's work, and Cavarero picks exactly that philosophical premise that makes Arendt an antidote for our times. She cuts through the debates in deconstruction, post-modern feminism, and extends Arendt in a way that remains - I think- faithful to the ethical traction of her project. A layered but generous reading of Arendt, Homer, Stein, and a beautiful walk among heroes, lovers and story tellers.

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Lesliemae
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
A philosophical concentration on the who of identity that creates what Cavarero terms a "narratable self". This narratable self requires a "necessary other" with which to relate the narrative of their life.
Alexander
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s hard to capture the subtle brilliance which radiates from Adriana Cavarero’s slim volume, Relating Narratives. Starting with a simple premise - that philosophy, from its very beginning in Plato, has eclipsed the singularity of the ‘who’ of the individual in favour of its abstraction in the ‘what’ - Cavarero weaves a new way of thinking the possibility of ethical relations. Inspired in a large way by the work of Hannah Arendt, the focus on the unique and irreplaceable status of the "I” leads ...more
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Adriana Cavarero teaches philosophy of politics at the University of Verona, Italy, and is a visiting professor at New York University. Her field of research includes classical, modern and contemporary thought, with a special focus on the political significance of philosophy. Two main concerns shape her approach to the Western philosophical tradition. First, the 'thought of sexual difference', a t ...more