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(2019) A philosophical autofiction, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.


Spencer Golub

pp. 1-11

Golub presents the book as a thought experiment on the theme of uncertainty, taking as its premise G. E. Moore's notion of mutually incompatible statements in relation to life being held together by a shifting first-person subject that hypothesizes narrative as a single subject through-line. Wittgenstein's idea of "family resemblance" is recalled as a genre rather than biological or genealogical classification. Golub undoes history and memory for the purpose of discovering the self via a reconstructed language game of family resemblance in which a single self metastasizes from a family cell (or cells), drawing on events from his own and other real and fictional characters' lives.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05612-4_1

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Golub, S. (2019). Preface, in A philosophical autofiction, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-11.

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