Hermeneutics - Paul Ricoeur (Paperback)

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* Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) is one of the most important French philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. * This volume makes available some of his key writings on the theory of interpretation, or hermeneutics, written between 1972 and 2006.

Product Details

Barcode
9780745661223
Department
Books
Released
11 Jan 2013
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Paul Ricoeur
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Polity Press
Number of Pages
240
Dimensions
229 x 153 x 16mm (314g)

Summary

Paul Ricoeur&;s contribution to the theory of interpretation, or hermeneutics, is considerable: he ranks among the masters of this discipline alongside Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer. In addition to major works like The Conflict of Interpretations, he wrote many articles and shorter texts which deserve to be discovered and rediscovered. These allow us to gain a deeper understanding of the development of his work over time and to appreciate the full range of his contribution. Some of the texts examine the nature of metaphor while others guide the reader through the many challenges of the hermeneutic problem - from the symbol to the text, then to the text as action, taking full account of the ethical implications. Here one encounters Ricoeur&;s reflections on the future of hermeneutics and his abiding concern to explore the relations between hermeneutics and analytical philosophy. 

Ricoeur&;s contribution to biblical hermeneutics has also been decisive. Two masterful studies in this volume attest to Ricoeur&;s attempt to explore the relations between revelation and truth, on the one hand, and between myths of salvation and reason, on the other.

This book - the second volume of Ricoeur&;s writings and lectures - brings together texts which appeared between 1972 and 2006. It is published under the auspices of Le Fonds Ricoeur.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Philosophy
BIC Classification 1
Literature: history & criticism
BIC Classification 2
Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
Readership
Professional & Vocational