From Ricoeur to action : the socio-political significance of Ricoeur's thinking

Mei, Todd S. and Lewin, David, eds. (2012) From Ricoeur to action : the socio-political significance of Ricoeur's thinking. Continuum studies in Continental philosophy . Continuum, London. ISBN 9781441159731

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Abstract

From Ricoeur to Action engages with the thinking of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) in order to propose innovative responses to 21st-century problems actively contributing to global conflict. Ricoeur's ability to draw from a diverse field of philosophers and theologians and to provide mediation to seemingly irreconcilable views often has both explicit and implicit practical application to socio-political questions. Here an international team of leading Ricoeur scholars develop critical yet productive responses through the development of Ricoeur's thought with respect to such topics as race, environmental ethics, technology, political utopia and reinterpreting religion. Representing a new generation of Ricoeur scholarship that attempts to move beyond an exegetical engagement with his philosophy, this collection of original essays examines key problems in the 21st-century and the ways in which Ricoeur's philosophy understands the subtleties of these problems and is able to offer a productive response. As such it presents a elucidation of the practical significance of Ricoeur's thinking and an innovative contribution to resolving socio-political conflicts in the 21st century.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Theology, Philosophy and Religion
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 16:17
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/33

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