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Title: Introduction
Author(s): VERSTRAETEN, Johan
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 2    Issue: 3   Date: September 1995   
Pages: 105-106
DOI: 10.2143/EP.2.3.563056

Abstract :
Morality and ethics are most frequently identified with norms and values which one can establish, justify and apply in a reasonable way. Narrative ethics has shown, however, that this is not entirely correct and that we must account for the influence of stories and narrative traditions. By way of their paranetic character, narratives spur us on the boundary breaking responsible activity and, in so far as they have a role to play in the education process, the ycontribute to the narrative configuration of the person as moral subject. The human person is more than a being which autonomously configures itself as subject. He or she can only achive full selfhood in and through constant contact with others and with alterety of texts. (cf. Ricœur, Soi-même comme un autre).

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