Narrative of Amor Fati: Meditations on Life and Death

David Carlson, Timothy Wells

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The purpose of this article is to consider a philosophical concept in terms of narrative inquiry. In this instance, the authors explore the Nietzschean concept of Amor Fati and explore what it means to construct narratives based on this concept. The authors provide a detailed literature of Narrative Inquiry and align their work with the post qualitative narratives, specifically new materialism based on the work of Rosi Braidotti. The article concludes with suggestions about the nature of the tensions between life and death as well as how to fashion a life in spite of the ever-pervasive specter of death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalQualitative Inquiry
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • death
  • life
  • narrative inquiry
  • new materialism
  • post qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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