Identity and Narrative

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Pablo Picasso’s Still Life with Skull, Leeks, and Pitcher

There is no complete life. There are only fragments. We are born to have nothing, to have it pour through our hands.

For anyone who puzzles about how random or intentional our behaviour really is or the power of self narrative to create apparent identity and coherence, then this article by the philosopher, Galen Strawson is a thought provoking read.

As I get older, I’m more comfortable with fragments than coherence. Not sure why.

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About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist
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