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Contributions to Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics and Phenomenology in Paul Ricoeur

Between Text and Phenomenon

Editors: Davidson, Scott, Vallée, Marc-Antoine (Eds.)

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  • Is the first volume in English to address the full scope of Paul Ricoeur’s contribution to phenomenology and hermeneutics 
  • Brings together an international group of specialists on Ricoeur       
  • Addresses a wide range of important issues in phenomenology and hermeneutics
  • Opens new directions that chart the course for future research in the field
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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.

About the authors

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 include Totality and Infinity at 50 (2012) and Ricoeur Across the Disciplines (2010). He has also translated several books from French, including most recently, Michel Henry, From Communism to Capitalism (2014) and Didier Franck, Flesh and Body (2014). He is currently an editor of Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy.

Marc-Antoine Vallée is Professor at Collège Édouard-Montpetit (Canada).  He is a specialist of hermeneutics and phenomenology (Ricoeur, Gadamer, Heidegger). He is the author of Gadamer et Ricœur. La conception herméneutique du langage (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012) and Le sujet herméneutique. Étude sur la pensée de Paul Ricœur, (Éditions universitaires européennes, 2010).

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“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)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hermeneutics and Phenomenology in Paul Ricoeur
Book Subtitle
Between Text and Phenomenon
Editors
  • Scott Davidson
  • Marc-Antoine Vallée
Series Title
Contributions to Hermeneutics
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33426-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33426-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33424-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81508-4
Series ISSN
2509-6087
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 215
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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