Knowledge and Practical Reason: Paul Ricoeur’s Way of Thinking

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Marcelino Agís Villaverde

ISBN 978-3-643-90079-1
Band-Nr. 5
Jahr 2012
Seiten 248
Bindung broschiert
Reihe International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology


The work of Paul Ricoeur can be regarded as a faithful expression of the
philosophy of the 20 th century and as the paradigmatic exponent of a new
philosophical character for the 21 st century. Without belonging to any
particular school, Ricoeur discusses a wide range of philosophical
topics, with many of his insights prophetic indeed. This book
demonstrates that there is no single interpretation of Ricoeur’s
philosophy, which can describe his way of thinking. Rather, it offers
the reader a chance to read Ricoeur as a guide for a human enveloped in
the experience of life and being. Exploring Paul Ricoeur in his life
circumstances through war, the academy, and his relationships, as well
as through his works and his own words, this volume gives a complete
picture of the many aspects of one man and the legacy he left behind.

Marcelino Agís Villaverde (1963), Prof. of Phil. at U. of Santiago de
Compostela, studied with Paul Ricoeur and holds distinguished academic
posts in Europe, USA, and Japan.