A Review of Narrative Ethics

  title={A Review of Narrative Ethics},
  author={Tony E. Adams},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  pages={175 - 194}
  • T. E. Adams
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Art
  • Qualitative Inquiry
If we use stories as “equipment for living,” as tools to understand, negotiate, and make sense of situations we encounter, then a discussion of narrative ethics is a relevant, if not required, endeavor. In other words, if we learn how to think, feel, and interact with society via narratives, we also learn ethical ways of being with others, “correct” and “appropriate” ways that serve as foundations for many of our interactions. This latter epistemological assumption guides this study. In this… 

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