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Narrative, addiction, and three aspects of self-ambiguity

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‘Self-ambiguity’, we suggest, is best understood as an uncertainty about how strongly a given feature reflects who one truly is. When this understanding of self-ambiguity is applied to a view of the self as having both essential and shapable components, self-ambiguity can be seen to have two aspects: (1) uncertainty about one's essential or relatively unchangeable characteristics, e.g. one's sexuality, and (2) uncertainty about how to shape oneself, e.g. which values to commit to, actions to ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13869795.2022.2115532

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5813-0834
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ORCID:
0000-0001-5551-6213
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
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Philosophical Explorations More from this journal
Volume:
26
Issue:
1
Pages:
66-85
Publication date:
2022-09-04
Acceptance date:
2022-06-17
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1741-5918
ISSN:
1386-9795
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English
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1278970
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pubs:1278970
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2022-09-15

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