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    Collective Identity and Collective Memory in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur.David J. Leichter - 2012 - Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 3 (1):114-131.
    Collective memory has been a notoriously difficult concept to define. I appeal to Paul Ricoeur and argue that his account of the relationship of the self and her community can clarify the meaning of collective memory. While memory properly understood belongs, in each case, to individuals, such memory exists and is shaped by a relationship with others. Furthermore, because individuals are constituted over a span of time and through intersubjective associations, the notion of collective memory ought to be understood in (...)
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    Communication Breakdown.David J. Leichter - 2019 - Social Philosophy Today 35:59-73.
    The turn to narrative in biomedicine has been one of the most important alternatives to traditional approaches to bioethics. Rather than using ethical theories and principles to guide behavior, narrative ethics uses the moral imagination to cultivate and expand one’s capacities for empathy. This paper argues that by themselves narratives do not, and cannot, fully capture the range of the illness experience. But more than that, the emphasis on narrative often obscures how dominant forms of narrative discourse often operate to (...)
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    The Politics of Civic Education.David J. Leichter - 2015 - Social Philosophy Today 31:169-175.
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