Hermeneutics And Phenomenology In Paul Ricoeur: Between Text And Phenomenon by Scott DavidsonHermeneutics And Phenomenology In Paul Ricoeur: Between Text And Phenomenon by Scott Davidson

Hermeneutics And Phenomenology In Paul Ricoeur: Between Text And Phenomenon

byScott DavidsonEditorMarc-antoine Vall

Hardcover | July 14, 2016

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Hermeneutics and Phenomenology in Paul Ricoeur: Between Text and Phenomenon calls attention to the dynamic interaction that takes place between hermeneutics and phenomenology in Ricoeur's thought. It could be said that Ricoeur's thought is placed under a twofold demand: between the rigor of the text and the requirements of the phenomenon. The rigor of the text calls for fidelity to what the text actually says, while the requirement of the phenomenon is established by the Husserlian call to return "to the things themselves." These two demands are interwoven insofar as there is a hermeneutic component of the phenomenological attempt to go beyond the surface of things to their deeper meaning, just as there is a phenomenological component of the hermeneutic attempt to establish a critical distance toward the world to which we belong. For this reason, Ricoeur's thought involves a back and forth movement between the text and the phenomenon. Although this double movement was a theme of many of Ricoeur's essays in the middle of his career, the essays in this book suggest that hermeneutic phenomenology remains implicit throughout his work. The chapters aim to highlight, in much greater detail, how this back and forth movement between phenomenology and hermeneutics takes place with respect to many important philosophical themes, including the experience of the body, history, language, memory, personal identity, and intersubjectivity.

Scott Davidson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Oklahoma City University. His research focuses primarily on French phenomenology, and his publications includeTotality and Infinity at 50(2012) andRicoeur Across the Disciplines(2010). He has also translated several books from French, including most recently, Mich...
Title:Hermeneutics And Phenomenology In Paul Ricoeur: Between Text And PhenomenonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:215 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 14, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319334247

ISBN - 13:9783319334240


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: From Existentialism and Phenomenology to Hermeneutics.- Chapter 1: Ricoeur's Early Approaches to the Ontological Question.- Chapter 2: Distanciation and Epoché: The Influence of Husserl on Ricoeur's Hermeneutics.- Chapter 3: Thinking the Flesh with Paul Ricoeur.- Part II: Hermeneutic Phenomenology of the Self.- Chapter 4: Identity and Selfhood: Paul Ricoeur's Contribution and its Continuations.- Chapter 5: For a Genealogy of Ipseity.- Chapter 6: The World of Life and the World of the Text: Two Contradictory Paradigms?.- Part III: Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Tradition, Memory and History.- Chapter 7: Word, Writing, Tradition.- Chapter 8: Involuntary Memory and Apprenticeship to the Truth: Ricoeur re-reads Proust.- Chapter 9: Memory, Space, Oblivion.- Chapter 10: What Kind of Past is the Referent of Historical Narratives? Ricoeur's Critique of Heidegger.- Part IV: Challenges and Future Directions for a Hermeneutic Phenomenology.- Chapter 11: The Conflict of Hermeneutics.- Chapter 12: Intersectional Hermeneutics.- Chapter 13: Hermeneutics and Truth: FromAl­Ätheiato Attestation.- Chapter 14: Constructing Ricoeur's Hermeneutical Theory of Truth.

Editorial Reviews

"This book offers a good sample of the broad scope of Ricoeur's philosophy, his historical relevance and the possible future of his thinking. The collected essays all stand on their own . resulting in an enriched view on both the influence on and interaction of different philosophical schools in Ricoeur's philosophy and between the different philosophical disciplines Ricoeur practiced. . individual quality of the different essays in the book is outstanding, which makes the book already worth reading . ." (Leen Verheyen, Phenomenological Reviews, reviews.ophen.org, October, 2016)