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  • Time and Narrative

    The Fifth Edition of the Fonds Ricœur's Summer Workshops
    Co-organized with the Soceity For Ricœur Studies

    June 13-17, 2022


    One Book. One theme. This is the formula underpinning our annual Summer Workshop co-orgnised by the Fonds Ricœur and the Society for Ricœur Studies, taking place in Paris. The book selected for our 2022 edition is The Time and Narrative.

    Program here


    Ricoeur Workshop


  • Books recently received at Fonds Ricœur - 2020


    Paul Ricoeur's idea of reference : the truth as non-reference, Sanja Ivic, Leiden, Boston, Brill Rodopi, 2019.


    This book investigates the importance of Ricoeur’s hermeneutics and poetics in rethinking humanities. In particular, Ricoeur’s insights on reference as refiguration and his idea of interpretation as a triadic process (which consists of mimesis 1 – prefiguration, mimesis 2 – configuration, and mimesis 3 – refiguration) will be applied to philosophy of science and to literary and historical texts. It will be shown that Ricoeur’s idea of emplotment can be extended and applied to scientific, literary and historical texts. This multidisciplinary research will include philosophy of science, metaphysics, hermeneutics, and literary theory.


    Presentation in the library's catalog





    Books recently received at Fonds Ricœur - 2020


    Ricoeur's hermeneutics of religion: rebirth of the capable self, Brian Gregor, Lanham, Lexington books, 2019.


    "In this important new book, Brian Gregor gives a comprehensive account of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy of religion, which focuses on the regeneration of human capability. Gregor documents the thinkers, movements, and themes that shaped Ricoeur's thought and gives a critical examination of Ricoeur's philosophical interpretation of religion"--


    Presentation in the library's catalog




    Paul Ricoeur and the Challenges of Autonomy
    November, 4-5, 2022, Bratislava
    Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA)


    Call for papers:here

    More: here

    Information :


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    Ricoeur and the third discourse of the person: from philosophy and neuroscience to psychiatry and theology,  Michael T. H. Wong, Lanham (Md.),  Lexington books, 2019.


    This book is about the so called “4S” challenge – how does or can or should someone say something to someone about something? This challenge is getting more intense day by day in our contemporary globalized world, increasingly connected by science and technology through telecommunication and all sorts of social media, where people are acutely aware of the diverse views on culture, politics, economics, religion, ethics, education, physical health and mental wellbeing, which are very often in conflicts with each other. This book arises from the reading of the dialogue between two internationally renowned and respected French scholars, Jean-Pierre Changeux and Paul Ricoeur, What Makes Us Think? A Neuroscientist and a Philosopher Argue about Ethics, Human Nature, and the Brain, which explores where science and philosophy meet, and whether there is a place for religion in the 21st century. This book develops on the ideas Ricoeur raised in the dialogue about the need for “digging deeper” and a “third discourse” as a way forward to improve dialogues between competing worldviews and ideologies. It attempts to formulate a “third discourse” (as distinct from ordinary language as “first discourse” and various scientific or professional/specialist languages as “second discourse”) to address the burning issue of fragmentation of the person through overcoming the alienations between established discourses of philosophy, science and theology, without doing injustice to the unique and indispensable contributions of each of these discourses. It argues that such a “third discourse” has to go beyond dualism and reductionism. To achieve that, this new way of talking about the lived experience of the person is going to take the form of a non-reductive correlative multilayered discourse that has the capacity to, as expressed in the language of the hermeneutics of Ricoeur, “explain more in order to understand better.”


    Presentation in the library's catalog



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    Ideology and utopia in the twenty-first century : the surplus of meaning in Ricoeur's dialectical concept, Stephanie N. Arel and Dan R. Stiver (Eds.), London, New York,  Lexington books, 2019


    Table of content : Part I : Re-encountering Ricoeur. "Ricoeur and the political" / John Arthos ; "Surplus value, superabundance of meaning : ideology, the political paradox, and the structure of action" / Roger W. H. Savage ; "Renewing the 'Period of effervescence' : utopia as ideology critique" / Dan R. Stiver. Part II : Ricoeur in dialogue. "Metaphor and imagination : a comparative study of Ricoeur and Ibn 'Arabi through 'Seeing as'" / Recep Alpyağil ; "Holding open a place for possibility : Paul Ricoeur, Fredric Jameson and the language of utopia" / Linda Lee Cox. Part III : Ricoeur and embodied social critique. "Social imagination, materiality and political discourse" / Nel van den Haak ; "Embodied extremist rhetoric : the circulation of power in ideology and utopia" / Stephanie N. Arel. Part IV : Expanding Ricoeur. "Rethinking migratory phenomena : between critique of ideology and utopia of hospitality" / Annalisa Caputo ; "Real utopian politics" / Greg S. Johnson ; "Why ideology and utopia today ?" / George H. Taylor.


    Presentation in the library's catalog


    Books recently received at Fonds Ricœur - 2020


    Hermeneutics after Ricoeur, John Arthos, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.


    There has been renaissance of interest in the work and thought of Paul Ricoeur, one of the great hermeneutic scholars of the twentieth century. Marginalized much of his life by more popular currents of critical and analytic thought, Ricoeur worked both out of sync with, and ahead of, his time. His characterization of intellectual culture as a battle between the masters of suspicion and the masters of faith has become the dominant frame of continental thought; yet his vast body of work is still a relatively untapped resource for theorists, critics, and educators in the humanities. It is time to assess the future landscape for hermeneutics as a scholarly field and an educational curriculum after the momentous impact of Paul Ricoeur, who extended and deepened its trans-disciplinary reach, and pushed its profile substantially beyond its German legacy. There tends to be the misunderstanding that his thought is simply an extension or revision of Heidegger and Gadamer. Hermeneutics After Ricoeur ably sets out the differences and tensions, establishing the originality of Ricoeurs thought and its application beyond hermeneutic studies, with a thematic focus on education, the humanities, and the liberal arts. It will be of use in conversations around curricular reform in the modern university, and for anyone seeking the political and practical applications of philosophy.


    Presentation in the library's catalog



    Nouveautés / Livres reçus au Fonds Ricœur - 1er trimestre 2020


    Concentric space as a life principle beyond Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Ricoeur : inclusion of the other, Paul Downes (Ed.), London, New York, Routledge, 2020.


    Concentric Space as a Life Principle beyond Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Ricoeur invites a fresh vision of human experience and search for life meanings in terms of potential openings through relational space. Offering a radical spatial rereading of foundational ideas of influential thinkers Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Ricoeur, it argues that these ideas can be rethought for a more fundamental understanding of life, self and other.


    This book offers a radical reconceptualisation of space as an animating principle for life through common, although previously hidden, features across the thought of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Ricoeur. It offers a fresh spatial interpretation of key themes in these thinkers’ works, such as compassion, will to life, Dionysian rapture, will to power, selfovercoming, re-valuation of values, eternal recurrence, living metaphor and intersubjectivity. It proposes a spatial restructuring of experience from diametric spaces of exclusion towards concentric spaces of inclusion for an experiential restructuring towards unifying modes of experience. This spatial rereading of these major figures in philosophy directly challenges many previous understandings, to offer a distinctive spatial-phenomenological framework for examining a life principle.


    This book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduates engaged in the study of philosophy, wellbeing, education and human development. The book’s interdisciplinary scope ensures that it is also of interest for those in the fields of psychology, anthropology, psychoanalysis and culture studies.


    Presentation in the library's catalog



  • Revista Ideação released a call for papers


    All scolars are invited to submit their articles around Paul Ricoeura's thought and philosophy for the new issu of the journal. 
    Revista Ideação is a Philosophical Journal of the State Universuty of Feira de Santana-Ba in Brazil. 

    Authors are kindly asked to follow the editorial guidelines: here

    Guest Editor: Prof. Roberto Roque Lauxen (UESB)

    The submission deadline is: 10 mars 2022




    Books recently received at Fonds Ricœur - 2020


    Reading after Ricoeur, Cristal Huang (Ed), Taïwan, Soochow university, 2018.


    Avec des contributions de Roger W.H. Savage, Morny Joy, George H. Taylor, Olivier Abel.


    Presentation in the library's catalog




    Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies
    Volume 12, N° 2 (2021) 

    Ricœur and the Problem of Space. Perspectives on a Ricœurian “Spatial Turn”


    Guest Editors: Maria Cristina Vendra and Paolo Furia

    Editores: Prof. Ernst Wolff and Prof. Jean-Luc Amalric

    Read the journal: here

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    A companion to Ricoeur's fallible man, Scott Davidson (Ed.), Lanham, Lexington books, 2019.


    Table des matières : "The Kantian architecture of Ricoeur's Fallible man" / Scott Davidson. Part I : Historical influences. "Imagination and religion : the myth of innocence in Fallible man" / Daniel Frey ; "Karl Jaspers : the clarification of existence" / Jérôme Porée ; "Reflection, the body, and fallibility : the mysterious influence of Marcel in Ricoeur's Fallible man" / Brian Gregor ; "The limitation of the ethical vision of the world : the influence of Jean Nabert" / Scott Davidson. Part II : Thematic avenues. "The imagination : from ideation to innocence" / Luz Ascárate ; "Making sense of (moral) things : Fallible man in relation to enactivism" / Geoffrey Dierckxsens ; "The self is embodied and discursive : tracing the phenomenological background of Ricoeur's narrative transformed the notion of character of Fallible man" / Pol Vandevelde ; "The quest of recognizing one's self" / Timo Helenius ; "Finitude, culpability, and suffering : the question of evil in Ricoeur" / Jean-Luc Amalric.


    Presentation in the library's catalog





     Paul Ricœur on Collective Identities

    November 15- 17, 2021 - Trier, Germany

    With support of the Fonds Ricœur


    Organizing Comitéé: Dr. Martina Weingärtner (Collège de France, Paris), Dipl.-Theol. Paul Sörgel, Dr. Cristina Vendra (Institute of Philosophy [OSKF], Prague/EHESS, Paris, Michael Steinmetz M.A. M.A. (Trier University)

    More information: here

    Program: here



    Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies (ERRS)
    ERRS Volume 13, N°1 (2022):
    «  Ricœur on Conflict »


    Call for Papers: here

    Guest Editor: Gonçalo Marcelo (CECH, Université de Coimbra)

    Editors: Jean-Luc Amalric et Ernst Wolff

  • February, 5th - Saturday at 2 pm US Eastern Time
    Olivier Abel: Hermeneutics and the Vision for Europe

    Building on his recent book, Le vertige de l’Europe, Olivier Abel will discuss how hermeneutics may assist the crafting and implementation of a new vision for Europe. He will offer his presentation in French and answer questions posed in French or English. He is professor of philosophy and ethics at the Institut Protestant de Théologie in Montpellier. He is prominent as a Ricoeur scholar and was one of the principal driving forces behind the establishment of the Fonds Ricoeur.

    Registration: here


    Marinescu, Paul, Ciocan, Cristian, (eds.)

    Studia Phaenomenologica, Volume 21/ 2021: From Witnessing to Testimony


    Paul Marinescu is the Fonds Ricoeur's correspondant and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Alexandru Dragomir – Institute for Philosophy

    In order to develop a hermeneutic-phenomenological analysis of testimony, this essay will first argue that testimony is “said in many ways” without being homonymous and that contemporary epistemological approaches to testimony are not capable of accounting for all paradigmatic forms of testimony.



    Ernst Wolff

    Between Daily Routine and Violent Protest: Interpreting the Technicity of Action

    Berlin, Boston : De Gruyter, 2021

    Most human action has a technical dimension. This book examines four components of this technical dimension.

    First, in all actions, various individual, organizational or institutional agents combine actional capabilities with tools, institutions, infrastructure and other elements by means of which they act. Second, the deployment of capabilities and means is permeated by ethical aspirations and hesitancies. Third, all domains of action are affected by these ethical dilemmas. Fourth, the dimensions of the technicity of action are typical of human life in general, and not just a regional or culturally specific phenomenon.

    The book is open acces here

  • Opening times of the Fonds Ricœur (2021-2022)

    From Monday to Thurday - 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    The librarian in charge of the Fonds Ricoeur's documentary resources remains available by e-mail. Contact:

  • Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies : Vol 12, No 1 (2021)

    Ricœur Postcolonial
    Guest Editors : Damien Tissot and Ernst Wolff

    Vol 12, No 1 here