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The Course of Recognition (Institute for Human Sciences Vienna Lecture Series)

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Recognition, though it figures profoundly in our understanding of objects and persons, identity and ideas, has never before been the subject of a single, sustained philosophical inquiry. This work, by one of contemporary philosophy's most distinguished voices, pursues recognition through its various philosophical guises and meanings--and, through the "course of recognition ...more
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Published September 1st 2007 by Harvard University Press (first published 2004)
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Spanakos
Jun 15, 2010 Spanakos rated it really liked it
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Mutual recognition requires using Hegel to re-read Hobbes, to make the trip out of the state of nature one which begins with egotism, leading to awareness of the other, and the institutionalization of recognition in hierarchies like the state. Ricouer explores the paradox of gift giving. If the gift giver gives for the sake of receiving, then he is not acting out of generosity. If the recipient gives a gift in return because he has received a gift, etc... Ricoeur wants something that is not a 'c ...more
Saverio Mariani
Sep 14, 2013 Saverio Mariani rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: filosofia, saggistica
Il testo si merita una sola stella (e non zero) solo ed esclusivamente per le 10 pagine in cui si parla di Bergson. Tutto il resto è una accozzaglia di teorie e valutazioni sterili, con lo spessore filosofico di una dissertazione intorno ai Wurstel.
Speriamo l'esame vada bene. Almeno quello, perché la lettura è stata un travaglio.
Andrea Cimarelli
Sep 16, 2013 Andrea Cimarelli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
...fra le tante note negative, mi limito a riportarne una, forse la peggiore per essere un testo di filosofia: davvero poco stimolante...
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Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005) is widely recognized as one of the most distinguished philosophers of the twentieth century. In the course of his long career he wrote on a broad range of issues. His books include a multi-volume project on the philosophy of the will: Freedom and Nature: The Voluntary and the Involuntary (1950, Eng. tr. 1966), Fallible Man (1960, Eng. tr. 1967), and The Symbolism of Evil ( ...more
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