The question of the self has been a relevant one
since early Plato and Aristotle. However, there is
no universally accepted definition of the self.
Identity as a concept lies at the basis of
contemporary cultural theories.
In the work of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, the
dialogues from all the characteristic philosophical
movements of the 20th century emerge. Hermeneutics
lays a discursive, critical and creative basis to his
works. This study aims to deliver a presentation of
the narrative philosophy by Paul Ricoeur, performed
as a contextual exploration of the elements and
aspects it involves. Furthermore, the study aims to
define the meaning of narrative identity in the
process of formulating cultural identity. Through
these aims, this study intends to contribute to
various specific questions related to narrativity,
identity and their shared forms in general.