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eBook Paul Ricoeur (Routledge Critical Thinkers) ePub

by Karl Simms

  • ISBN: 0415236371
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Karl Simms
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 176
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Karl Simms' text on Paul Ricoeur is part of a recent series put out by the Routledge Press, designed under .

Why is Ricoeur included in this series? Ricoeur is a very wide-ranging thinker, whose influence has extended into psychology, history, politics, linguistics, literary analysis, philosophy, science, and theology (and even further afield).

The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with theorists' original texts. The volumes in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series place each key theorist in his or her historical and intellectual context and explain: why he or she is important. what motivated his or her work. The volumes in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series plac. ore.

Karl Simms March 23, 2015. A critical figure in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, Jean-Paul Sartre changed the course of critical thought, and claimed a new, important role for the intellectual. Hans-Georg Gadamer’s theory of hermeneutics is one of the most important modern theories of interpretation and understanding, and at its heart is the experience of reading literature Mikhail Bakhtin.

Paul Ricoeur is one of the most wide-ranging thinkers to emerge in the twentieth century. Paul Ricoeur Routledge Critical Thinkers. He has developed a unique 'theory of reading' or hermeneutics, which extends far beyond the reading of literary works to build into a theory for the reading of 'life'. For this reason, his work has impacted not only upon literary studies, but upon such disciplines as philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, religion, legal studies and politics. 1134562136, 9781134562138.

Paul Ricoeur is one of the most wide-ranging of thinkers alive today. Although nominally a philosopher, his work also cuts across the subjects of literary criticism, psychoanalysis, history, religion legal studies and politics. Its implications are even broader. Ricoeur works out a 'theory of reading' or hermeneutics, which extends far beyond the reading of literary works to build into a theory for the reading of 'life'. This volume looks at the contexts for Ricoeur's thought, his key ideas and their impact

Routledge Critical Thinkers (Paperback). Paul Ricoeur is one of the most wide-ranging thinkers to emerge in the twentieth century.

Routledge Critical Thinkers (Paperback). By (author) Karl Simms.

Simms, Karl, 2003, Paul Ricoeur, New York: Routledge. Thompson, John . 1981, Critical Hermeneutics: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Karl Jaspers et la philosophie de l’existence, with Michel Dufrenne, Paris: Seuil, 1947. Gabriel Marcel and Karl Jaspers : Philosophie du mystère et philosophie du paradoxe, Paris: Temps Present, 1947. Freedom and Nature: The Voluntary and the Involuntary, trans. Simms, Karl, 2003, Paul Ricoeur, New York: Routledge. Savage, Roger (e., 2015, Paul Ricoeur in the Age of Hermeneutical Reason: Poetics, Praxis, and Critique, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Karl Simms works at the intersection of English studies and continental philosophy, with interests in. .

Karl Simms works at the intersection of English studies and continental philosophy, with interests in phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and theoretical linguistics. He is the author of, among other works, the Routledge Critical Thinkers titles Paul Ricoeur (2003), and Hans-Georg Gadamer (2015). Literature, Philosophy. University of Southampton, 1988. Phenomenology and Hermeneutics; Deconstruction; Psychoanalysis; Theoretical Linguistics.

To this end, figures such as Martin Heidegger, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Ricoeur, and other influential thinkers in critical thought are highlighted in the series, planned to include at least 21 volumes in all. Royle's text, following the pattern of the others, includes background information on Derrida and its significance, the key ideas and sources, and Derrida's continuing impact on other thinkers

Paul Ricoeur is one of the most wide-ranging thinkers to emerge in the twentieth century. He has developed a unique 'theory of reading' or hermeneutics, which extends far beyond the reading of literary works to build into a theory for the reading of 'life'. For this reason, his work has impacted not only upon literary studies, but upon such disciplines as philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, religion, legal studies and politics.This introductory guide:* details Ricoeur's most significant contributions to contemporary critical thought* provides an intellectual context to his key ideas* explores the debate around his work on good and evil, psychoanalysis, metaphor, narrative, politics and justice* suggests the continuing relevance of Ricoeur's thought and examines the increasing interest in his work across a range of disciplines.Karl Simms also provides a guide to further reading, which offers advice on Ricoeur's publications and relevant secondary texts. Refreshingly clear and impressively comprehensive, Paul Ricoeur is the essential guide to an essential theorist.

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I love the Routledge Critical Thinkers series. Simms presents Ricoeur well.
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Karl Simms' text on Paul Ricoeur is part of a recent series put out by the Routledge Press, designed under the general editorial direction of Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London), to explore the most recent and exciting ideas in intellectual development during the past century or so. To this end, figures such as Martin Heidegger, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, and other influential thinkers in critical thought are highlighted in the series, planned to include 21 volumes in all.
Simms' text, following the pattern of the others, includes background information on Ricoeur and its significance, the key ideas and sources, and Ricoeur's continuing impact on other thinkers. As the series preface indicates, no critical thinker arises in a vacuum, so the context, influences and broader cultural environment are all important as a part of the study, something with which Ricoeur would agree.
Why is Ricoeur included in this series? Ricoeur is a very wide-ranging thinker, whose influence has extended into psychology, history, politics, linguistics, literary analysis, philosophy, science, and theology (and even further afield). Ricoeur's intention behind the work is that of their being 'good', not in the sense of academic rigour or intellectual soundness (although these qualities are not overlooked), but rather, that they should be ethically good. Simms writes that Ricoeur is a philosopher of faith rather than a philosopher of suspicion, and this places him apart from many of his contemporaries.
Ricoeur is also an 'epigenetic' thinker - his thought is cumulative; he builds upon his previous works and influences. This is seen in the construction of this text. The key ideas identified by Simms are Good and Evil, Hermeneutics, Psychoanalysis, Metaphor, Narrative, Ethics, and finally Politics and Justice. As a reader who has studied theology, religion, philosophy and political science, the breadth of Ricoeur is particularly appealing.
One of the useful features of the text is the side-bar boxes inserted at various points. For example, during the discussion on Ricoeur's development of Good and Evil, there are brief discussions, set apart from the primary strand of the text, on Phenomenology, the Cartesian Cogito, Existentialism, and Orpheus, developing further these ideas should the reader not be familiar with them, or at least not in the way with which Ricoeur would be working with ideas derived from them. Each section on a key idea spans twenty to thirty pages, with a two-page summary concluding each, which gives a recap of the ideas (and provides a handy reference).
My first interest in Ricoeur developed out of an interest in narrative theology, and when tackling his massive 'Time and Narrative', I found it complex and exacting reading. Simms does a brilliant job at putting together the key points of Ricoeur's ideas on narrative, the importance and relationship of history and fiction, the ideas of prefiguration, configuration, and refiguration, and the hermeneutical circle between narratives and life into very accessible language.
The concluding chapter, After Ricoeur, highlights some key areas of development in relation to other thinkers, as well as points of possible exploration for the reader. Ricoeur's thought vis-à-vis Derrida (particularly with regard to metaphor), his thought with regard to Heidegger (especially his response to the idea of 'language being the master of man'), and his ideas as they apply to the reading of the Bible appropriately continue to challenge thinkers, and insure Ricoeur remaining a relevant figure in intellectual development.
As do the other volumes in this series, Simms concludes with an annotated bibliography of works by Ricoeur, works on Ricoeur, and even a video and website reference.