Revista de filosofía
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GABRIEL, Silvia Cristina. EN TORNO A LA "IDENTIDAD PERSONAL" EN DIE VERTAUSCHTEN KÖPFE DE THOMAS MANN: UNA LECTURA DESDE LA POÉTICA DEL SOI-MÊME DE PAUL RICOEUR. Rev. filos. [online]. 2010, vol.66, pp. 227-240. ISSN 0718-4360. doi: 10.4067/S0718-43602010000100014.
From what scarce philosophical readings there are ofThomas Mann's Die vertauschten Kópfe, one can conclude that it is a novel about personal identity, even if it is hard to determine in what manner. It would appear that we are condemned to fall back on the Cartesian dualism that yields the cogito s self-referential identity or on the neuros-cientific or philosophical reductionism in which personal identity becomes indiscernible. Our hypothesis is that Die vertauschten Kópfe is a novel about personal identity in the sense of "narrative identity" explored by Ricoeur mainly in Temps et récit III, "L'identité narrative " and Soi-méme comme un autre.
Keywords : narrative identity; selfhood; sameness; corporeal nature; otherness.