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Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time and Narrative)

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Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's earlier analysis, in The Rule of Metaphor, of semantic innovation at the level of the sentence. Ricoeur here examines the creation of meaning at the textual level, with narrative rather than metaphor as the ruling concern.

Ricoeur finds a "healthy circle" between time and narrative: time is humanized to the extent that it portrays
Paperback, 281 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1983)
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Apr 09, 2016 Mohammad rated it it was amazing
اگر نام هرمنوتیک فلسفه به گوش شما رسیده باشد، احتمالا نام پل ریکور، فیلسوف معاصر فرانسوی را هم شنیده اید. کسی که زندگی او به اندازه آثارش جذاب و البته مطول است! ر

سه گانه «زمان و روایت» که در سه سال متمادی 1983 تا 85 نوشته شده است از آخرین آثار ریکور، یا شاید آخرین پروژه منسجم او باشد؛ پروژه ای که از «استعاره زنده» (یا قاعده استعاره) شروع و به «خویشتن به مثابه دیگری» ختم می شود

آنچه ریکور در این کتاب پیگیری می کند این است که نشان دهد، فهم ما، فهمی روایی (از نوع هرمنوتیکی آن) است که با طی سه پروسه
Steve Greenleaf
I recall the first time that I read a complete book by Hannah Arendt. I was on a break from college. Reading Between Past and Future, I was awed. And more often, overawed. I felt that I gained insights from her only in glimpses, reading by lightning flashes—moments of insight followed by darkness and confusion. With time—that is, with multiple readings of her works, I gained some comprehension of what she intended to convey. When a reader confronts a dense, challenging text, if you can see light ...more
May 24, 2008 Eric rated it it was amazing
I'm well into volume 2 now. I recommend this book for restricted environments (buses, jet trips, etc.) or long solitary periods, as it requires a lot of concentration and requires marginalia or note-taking to keep track. The mind behind the text is impressive.
Ryan Shaw
Feb 26, 2010 Ryan Shaw rated it it was amazing
Ricœur is that rarest of beasts: a French philosopher who writes clearly and succinctly. He beautifully knits together the Anglo analytic and Continental critical theories of history.
Theryn Fleming
The first chapter discusses the theory of time (distentio animi, or the threefold present: expectation, memory, attention) in Augustine's Confessions; the second, the theory of plot in Aristotle's Poetics. Not an easy read, especially the first chapter, which is centered on the question of what time is exactly and how we know it exists. The second chapter is somewhat less opaque. It focuses on emplotment (muthos) and mimetic activity (mimesis), which Ricoeur divides into three stages: mimesis1 ( ...more
Aug 18, 2016 Leonardo marked it as to-read-in-part  ·  review of another edition
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Filosofía de la Historia. Unidad 4.
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بول ريكور فكر يستحق الاكتشاف..
Jason A
Mar 20, 2008 Jason A rated it did not like it
This book is not fun.
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Sep 17, 2015 Alex Lee rated it really liked it
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While a brilliant work, I found the layout of his work troubling. Ricoeur is definitely able to tease out minute difference between ideas, explicate authors who may not speak directly to one another, and relate them to the larger thesis as a whole. But I found his structure to be troubling as the work is split into two sections, which seem only related via the concepts of time and narrative... (even if this is a multiple volume work, he should outline a better road map.)

Really, these two concept
Jul 09, 2007 Carl is currently reading it
Recommends it for: Those interested in narratological theory, ontology, epistemology, literary criticism, etc.
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I read a significant portion of this book for my literary history seminar with Mark Sandberg back in 2005 (Fall, I think?), and loved it at the same time that I had a hell of a time understanding it. The first two chapters take first Augustine's meditation on Time from a more ontological perspective and then Aristotle's theory of narrative from his Poetics, neither of which I was very familiar with, and then binds them together into a thesis human temporal and "narratological" ontology. I've sin ...more
Aug 24, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, if occasionally problematic, reconfiguration of the central tenets of Aristotle's Poetics. Examines narrative (muthos) as a lived solution to the aporias of existential time. The highlight is the chapter on the threefold mimesis - sheer genius.
Jul 03, 2010 Gina rated it really liked it
Critical analysis of temporality (human, divine) and narrative (mainly classical dramaturgy and poesis).
Aug 01, 2013 Dougald rated it really liked it
More biblical scholars need to read this. Of course, by read I mean understand.
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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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