From Text to Action: Essays in Hermeneutics, II
by Paul Ricoeur, John Thompson (Goodreads Author) , John B. Thompson , Kathleen Blamey , Richard Kearney
With his writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, Marxism, ideology, and religion, Paul Ricoeur has single-handedly redefined and revitalized the hermeneutic tradition. From Text to Action is an essential companion to the now Classic The conflict of Interpretations. Here, Ricoeur continues and extends his project of constructing a general theory of interpretation, positi...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published September 13th 2007 by Northwestern University Press
(first published January 1st 1986)
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In short, this book how Ricoeur thinks on interpretation, and of course on hermeneutics. He gave his thought about the "weakness" of husserlian phenomenology and the hermeneutics tradition before him. At last paragraph, he contends how the good interpretation should be. The interpretation of the text should open the possibility of new discourse. Overall, Ricoeur really clear reveals himself as a structuralist in the thought of interpretation and hermeneutics.
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 (...moreMore about Paul Ricoeur...