The Cogito and Hermeneutics: The Question of the Subject in Ricoeur

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Juli 1990



by Paul Ricoeur It is already a piece of good fortune to find oneself understood by a reader who is at once demanding and benevolent. It is an even greater fortune to be better understood by another than by one's own self. In effect, when I look back, I am rather struck by the discontinuity among my works, each of which takes on a specific problem and apparently has little more in common with its predecessor than the fact of having left an overflow of unanswered questions behind it as a residue. On the contrary, Domenico Jervolino's interpretation of my works, which extend over more than forty years, stresses their coherence, in spite of the gap in time between my present, soon to be issued work--Temps et Recit--and my first, Philosophie de la Volonte: Ie Volontaire et l'lnvolontaire. Our friend finds the principle of coherence first of all in the recurrence of a problem: the destiny of the idea of subjectivity, caught in the cross-fire between Nietzsche and Heidegger on one side and semiology, psychoanalysis and the critique of ideology on the other. He finds it likewise in the insistence on a method: the mediating role played by interpretation, mainly of texts, with regard to reflexion on self.


I The Cogito and Hermeneutics.
- 1. Hermeneutics in contemporary philosophy.
- 2. Critique of the subject and interpretation of the cogito. Heidegger and Ricoeur.
- 3. Ricoeur. Phenomenology of the will and "unquietness" of the Subject.
- 4. Paradox and mediation in Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology.
- 5. Crisis of the Philosophie de l'esprit. Human sciences, "methodic" hermeneutics.
- 6. The destruction of the illusions of consciousness. Psychoanalysis as language theory.
- 7. The challenge of semiology and the phenomenology of language. The reinterpretation of phenomenology as language theory.
- 8. Concrete reflexion and the intersubjectivity question. Towards a hermeneutics of the I am.
- 9. "Originary Affirmation," philosophies of negativity, problematics of the subject. Nabert and Thévenaz.
- 10. Ricoeur and Heidegger. The cogito and hermeneutics.- II Text, Metaphor, Narrative.
- 1. The history of hermeneutics. Text theory.- §1 Hermeneutics from Schleiermacher to Gadamer.- §2 Hermeneutics as text theory in Ricoeur.
- 2. Hermeneutic phenomenology.- §1 The hermeneutic critique of phenomenological idealism.- §2 Towards a hermeneutic phenomenology.
- 3. Living metaphor.
- 4. Towards a poetics of freedom.- §1 The circle of temporality and narrativity. Distentio animi and mythos.- §2 Narrative discourse between history and fiction.- §3 The dialectics of threefold mimesis. Towards a poetics of freedom.- Afterword.- Time, sacrality, narrative: interview with Paul Ricoeur.- Abbreviations.- Notes.- Bibliographical note.- Index of names.- Index of subjects.


EAN: 9780792308249
ISBN: 0792308247
Untertitel: The Question of the Subject in Ricoeur. 1990. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 1990
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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