Paul Ricoeur

Paul Ricoeur : Honoring and Continuing the Work

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This collection of essays is dedicated to the prolific career of Paul Ricoeur. In his lifetime, Ricoeur made significant contributions to many fields, such as theology, aesthetics, narratology, linguistics, and of course, philosophy. Within philosophy alone, he engaged many currents of thoughts, always providing careful and faithful analyses of philosophers while adding his own unique perspectives. Many essays in this anthology revisit Ricoeur's own works, carefully placing him in his philosophical context, while providing new interpretations of questions that mattered to Ricoeur, such as imagination, forgiveness, justice, and memory. Other essays, honoring Ricoeur's own approach, bring him to dialogue with new questions, such as globalization, technology, and national memorials.
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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 539.77g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739136569
  • 9780739136560
  • 2,270,302

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Owl of Minerva Takes Flight: Obituary for Paul Ricoeur Richard Kearney Chapter 2: Love and Justice: A Memorial Tribute to Paul Ricoeur Fred Dallmayr Chapter 3: Paul Ricoeur and the Philosophy of Technology David M: Kaplan Chapter 4: Twice Difficult Forgiveness Henry Venema Chapter 5: Ricoeur, Poetics, and Religious Ethics John Wall Chapter 6: A New Fragility: Ricoeur in the Age of Globalization Farhang Erfani and John F: Whitmire, Jr Chapter 7: Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg: Paul Ricoeur and the Politics of Memory Gregory Hoskins Chapter 8: A Feminist on Forgiveness: When (Where?) Love and Justice Come Apart Pamela Sue Anderson Chapter 9: Hope, Imagination, and Reflective Judgment: Paul Ricoeur and Immanuel Kant Patrick Bourgeois Chapter 10: Oneself with Another: Following the Thread of Paul Ricoeur's The Course of Recognition Lorenzo Altieri Chapter 11: In Search of a Poetics of the Will Domenico Jervolino Chapter 12: Paul Ricoeur and the Duty to Remember Morny Joy Chapter 13: Figuring the Sacred: Ricoeur on Biblical History Jason Springs Chapter 14: Foundation of Ethics Considered through the Ethics in the Century of Ricoeur Peter Kemp Selected Bibliography Contributor Bios
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In this collection of edited articles, 14 accomplished scholars think with and beyond Paul Ricoeur in an effort to honor and continue his work. This is no small task, since Ricoeur's corpus is extensive, interdisciplinary, and diffuse. An astute student of many schools of thought, particularly phenomenology and hermeneutics, Ricoeur devoted his life to fashioning a philosophical anthropology centered on the capable human being. Here the focus falls on topics that preoccupied Ricoeur during his long and prolific career: language, imagination, narrative, history, religion, ethics, love, justice, memory, forgiveness, hope, and personal identity, to name the most salient. At the same time, contributors creatively extend the philosopher's ideas to engage issues such as technology, globalization, and national memorials. A portrait of intellectual integrity, Ricoeur always acknowledged the contributions of others. He also refused to take methodological short cuts, preferring instead the roundabout route, a rigorous path that required him to consider competing conceptions together in order to mediate between them productively. There is much to celebrate in Ricoeur, and this substantial anthology is eminently worthy of the man it ardently seeks to commemorate. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. CHOICE
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About Farhang Erfani

Farhang Erfani is assistant professor of philosophy at American University and research associate at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. His first book was about Jean-Paul Sartre and Paul Ric/ur, entitled Aesthetics of Autonomy (Lexington Books, 2011). His second book, Iranian Cinema and Philosophy: Shooting Truth, is forthcoming with Palgrave.
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