Paul Ricoeur, widely regarded as the foremost living phenomenologist, has helped to make the term hermeneutics a household word. His writings cover a wide range of topics, from the history of philosophy, literary criticism, and aesthetics, to metaphysics, ethics, religion, semiotics, linguistic structuralism, and psychoanalysis. Ricoeur's most important works, including Freedom and Nature, Freud and Philosophy, The Conflict of Interpretations, Time and Narrative, The Symbolism of Evil, and Oneself as Another, have attracted enthusiastic readers from many disciplines and from every major cultural milieu across the surface of the globe.
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Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was a French philosopher whose work combines phenomenological description with hermeneutics. This 1978 volume was the first major anthology of Ricoeur’s works in English.
The Editor’s Preface states, “This anthology presents both a topical and a chronological view of the works of Paul Ricoeur. Included are selections which give the central themes of Ricoeur’s early phenomenology of the will as well as his most recent present study on Freud and on the Explanation/Understanding debate. This anthology also presents Ricoeur’s enormously wide philosophical interests, from psychoanalysis, linguistics, and the philosophy of language to writings on religious language and biblical exegesis. We were led to edit this collection by our desire to have something suitable to recommend to our colleagues who wanted to sample some of Ricoeur’s work and by the need for an inexpensive text which would allow our students to read...
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