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A passion for the possible : thinking with Paul Ricoeur by Ricœur, Paul; Venema, Henry Isaac; Ricœur, Paul; Treanor, PDF

By Ricœur, Paul; Venema, Henry Isaac; Ricœur, Paul; Treanor, Brian

ISBN-10: 0823232921

ISBN-13: 9780823232925

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ISBN-13: 9780823232932

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Paul Ricoeur's whole philosophical venture narrates a keenness for the possibleexpressed within the desire that during spite of demise, closure, and sedimentation, existence is opened via superabundance, through how the area supplies us even more than is feasible. Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology is a phenomenology of human ability, which supplies onto the groundless flooring of man or woman, specifically, God. hence the tale of the able guy, starting with unique goodness held captive via a servile will and finishing with the potential of liberation and regeneration of the guts, underpins his ardour for the greater than attainable. The essays during this quantity hint the fluid circulate among phenomenological and spiritual descriptions of the able self that emerges throughout Ricoeur's oeuvre and identify issues of connection for destiny advancements that may draw thought from this physique of proposal

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Yet his death changes things, and we need to acknowledge this; not in the sense that the time has come for a Ricoeur school or society, but in the sense that the canon, so to speak, has closed. There will be no more new books. Translations? Probably yes, there is still a lot of material already in print out there but not available in English. And maybe these yet-to-come translations can even be put together with a few of the available shorter texts already in English that have been published in obscure, or overlooked, or difficult to obtain journals.

To believe is first to believe in the words of these others who testify on behalf of the regenerative power of the Christic symbol. It is not initially to adhere to dogmatic formulations, which remain secondary, but to trust in the beneficent power exerted by Paul Ricoeur ................. 17728$ $CH3 04-07-10 09:49:51 PS 29 PAGE 29 the Christic symbol. Here, ‘‘to believe in . ’’ means more than ‘‘to believe that . ’’ This gap, between believing in and believing that, is where Kant’s vigorous polemic against the dogmatists finds its place.

It is at this stage that I return to violent rivalry. At a second, more positive level, tolerance says: ‘‘I retain the conviction that it is I who am in possession of the truth, but I recognize, in kindness, your right to profess what I hold to be false; and I do it in the name of the principle of justice. ’’ This way, it is the right to the error that I recognize; but at this stage I am within myself torn between truth, which I believe I hold unilaterally, and justice, which is a recognition of the other, but on another level than that of truth.

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