Paul Ricoeur in the Age of Hermeneutical Reason

Paul Ricoeur in the Age of Hermeneutical Reason : Poetics, Praxis, and Critique

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This volume brings together eleven essays that address a range of issues extending from broader questions of social justice to the sexual intimacy that bears the mark of our fleshly existence. Collectively, these essays extend the reach of Paul Ricoeur's early to late works by taking up some of the major social, political and religious challenges facing us in a postmodern, ultrapluralistic world.show more

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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 161 x 234 x 22mm | 467g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 073919173X
  • 9780739191736
  • 1,354,399

About Roger W. H. Savage

Roger W. H. Savage is professor of systematic musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.show more

Review quote

Roger W. H. Savage has put together an important set of essays, which demonstrates various ways in which Ricoeur's thought and work can offer solutions to a range of problems in contemporary practical philosophy. Each essay expertly considers new and pressing questions in this developing area of Ricoeur scholarship. But the collection is not simply a valuable contribution to how we might understand Ricoeur: it shows its readers intriguing new ways of thinking with and after the philosopher. It is a fine example of the continuing significance of hermeneutic reason as an interpretative approach. -- Eileen Brennan, Etudes Ric/uriennes/Ric/ur Studies This fine book testifies to the ongoing relevance of the work of Paul Ricoeur. Engaging with wide-ranging contemporary issues, such as those of power, violence, capacities, fragility, justice, responsibility, and recognition, the various authors of this volume draw on Ricoeur's intellect, wisdom, and compassion, to sustain this age of hermeneutic reason. -- Morny Joy, University of Calgaryshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: Paul Ricoeur and the Age of Hermeneutical Reason Chapter 1. Marcel Henaff, Labor, Social Justice, and Recognition: Around Paul Ricoeur Chapter 2. Marc De Leeuw, The Anthropological Presupposition: Paul Ricoeur's Search for the Just Chapter 3. Annalisa Caputo, Paul Ricoeur, Martha Nussbaum and the "Incapability Approach" Chapter 4. David Pellauer, Narrated Action Grounds Narrative Identity Chapter 5. Anna Borisenkova, "Reading the City: from the Inhabitant to the Flaneur" Chapter 6. Todd Mei, Convictions and Justification Chapter 7. George Taylor, Prospective Political Identity Chapter 8. Roger W. H. Savage, The Wager of Imagination and the Logic of Hope Chapter 9. Marianne Moyaert, From Religious Violence to Interreligious Hospitality Chapter 10. Richard Kearney, Ricoeur's Wager of Flesh: Between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Chapter 11. Timo Helenius, The Will, the Body, and Sexuality: Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Phenomenology of "Being Willing and Able"show more