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From Text to Action Paul Ricoeur

From Text to Action By Paul Ricoeur

From Text to Action by Paul Ricoeur


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Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and the University of Paris X, Nanterre, and a leading figure in twentieth-century French philosophy. This book offers a companion to Ricoeur's classic text, "The Conflict of Interpretations".

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From Text to Action: Essays in Hermeneutics II by Paul Ricoeur

This book will be useful to those coming to the field of hermeneutics for the first time, as well as those already familiar with Ricoeur's work.Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and the University of Paris X, Nanterre, and a leading figure in twentieth-century French philosophy. "From Text to Action" provides an invaluable companion to Ricoeur's classic text, "The Conflict of Interpretations". Here he further develops his general theory of interpretation in relation to his own philosophical background and influences: Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer and Weber. This is a hugely important work from a key figure in contemporary philosophy that will be of interest to those starting out in the field of hermeneutics, as well as those already familiar with Ricoeur's work."The Continuum Impacts" are seminal works by the finest minds in contemporary thought, including Adorno, Badiou, Derrida, Heidegger and Deleuze. They are works of such power that they changed the philosophical and cultural landscape when they were first published and continue to resonate today. They represent landmark texts in the fields of philosophy, popular culture, politics and theology.

About Paul Ricoeur

Paul Ricoeur was a leading French thinker best known for combining phenomenological description with hermeneutic interpretation. His first major work was Philosophy of Will published in the UK in 1980. Other translated works include The Symbolization of Evil and The Conflict of Interpretations. Born in 1913 he was a professor at Nanterre and Strasbourg. In 2004, he was awarded the second John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences (shared with Jaroslav Pelikan). Ricoeur died in 2005.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Translator's Note; Preface; On Interpretation; Part I: For a Hermeneutical Phenomenology; 1. Phenomenology and Hermeneutics; 2. The Task of Hermeneutics; 3. The Hermeneutical Function of Distanciation; 4. Philosophical Hermeneutics and Biblical Hermeneutics; Part II: From the Hermeneutics of Texts to the Hermeneutics of Action; 5. What Is a Text?; 6. Explanation and Understanding; 7. The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text; 8. Imagination in Discourse and in Action; 9. Practical Reason; 10. Initiative; Part III: Ideology, Utopia and Politics; 11. Hegel and Husserl on Intersubjectivity; 12. Science and Ideology; 13. Hermeneutics and the Critique of Ideology; 14. Ideology and Utopia; 15. Ethics and Politics; Notes.

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NLS9780826443953
9780826443953
0826443958
From Text to Action: Essays in Hermeneutics II by Paul Ricoeur
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Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-11-13
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