Phenomenology 2010

Volume 2, 2010

Selected Essays from Latin America

Adrián Bertorello, Julieta Bereiro
Pages 54-62

Patterns of Narrative Identity in Heidegger and Winnicott
Proper, Improper and Pathologic

This work aims at articulating Heidegger and Winnicott’s proposal regarding the issue of the concrete patterns of identity. First, we shall make a brief exposure of the multiplicity of subjective roles in each of the authors. Second, we shall propose a narrativist interpretation of the issue of the self in both of the aforementioned authors. This work shall not only limit to state the mainly narrative structure of Heidegger’s Selbst and of Winnicott’s Self, but it shall also aim at determining a concrete narrative pattern for each of these roles.