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    The Rule of Metaphor

    Online Summer Workshop June 17-19, 2021


    The Fourth Edition of the Fonds Ricœur's Summer Workshops, co-orgnized with the Society for Ricœur Studies

    Program: here


    Organizing Committee: Timo Helenius and Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi


    Call for Papers, n. 12: “Paul Ricœur between modernity and postmodernism”


    Guest Editors : Alessandro Colleoni and Francesca D’Alessandris

    The philosophical itinerary of Paul Ricœur (1913-2005), who can now be considered a classical thinker of the 20th century, crosses modernity and postmodernism in multiple senses. On the one hand, Ricœur’s intellectual journey is rooted in one of the most important modern philosophical traditions in France, i.e. reflective philosophy, that we can trace back to Descartes; on the other, it constantly converses with some of those authors who have diagnosed the decline of modernity – among others, the well-known “masters of suspicion”, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud. Moreover, Ricœur intertwines dialectical opposites associated with modernity and postmodernism respectively: metaphysics and nihilism, identity and difference, foundation and deconstruction. Because of this hybrid character, Ricœur’s hermeneutic phenomenology can be the protagonist of a renewed interest in the current philosophical discussion. Nowadays, indeed, the radicalization of suspicion, which is one of the typical features of postmodernism, is in turn being revoked in favour of perspectives that seek non-naive languages to think about truth, reality, and identity.

    The submission deadline is October 15th, 2021.

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    Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies : Vol 11, No 2 (2020)


    Thinking Time

    Guest Editor: Olivier Abel


    Over the span of the last 10 years, since the first publication of the journal and the opening of the Fonds Ricœur to the public, we have aimed to jointly interrogate one of the great Ricœurian questions, the question of time. From the incisive essays of History and Truth to the ample Memory, History, Forgetting,1 including the three volumes of Time and Narrative, the theme of time has been one of the primary axes of Ricœur’s work. Thus, the question of time has been a main interest of the “intellectual collective” who contribute to the journal.

    Vol 11, No 2 here

  • Exceptional closure


    The Fonds Ricœur will be closed from April 19th to 21st, 2021.

  •     The Rule of Metaphor

    The Fourth Edition of the Fonds Ricœur's Summer Workshops
    Co-orgnized with the Society for Ricœur Studies

    Online Summer Workshop June 17-19, 2021. The Society for Ricœur Studies and The Fonds Ricœur have released a call for abstracts here.

    Please submit your abstracts (600- 1000 words) and your detailed bibliography by March 31, 2021 to


    Call for Papers
    Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies
    Volume 12, N°2 (2021)
    « Paul Ricœur and the Problem of Space »


    Guest Editors: Maria Cristina Clorinda Vendra and Paolo Furia

    Editors: Ernst Wolff, Jean-Luc Amalric
    Space is a polysemic concepts whose meanings are addressed in different disciplines, such as physics, astronomy, physical and human geography, cultural anthropology, architecture, urbanism, and planning. Contemporary philosophers and social scientists have only recently realized the complexity of this concept.


  • Book received :

    La Jeunesse d'une pensée : Paul Ricœur à l'Université de Strasbourg (1948-1956)  /
    Daniel FREY (Ed. by)
    Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2015, 217 p.

    Contributors : Gilbert Vincent, Anne Merker, Alison Scott-Baumann, Quan Kuang, Philippe Rohrbach, Hervé Barreau (1929-2014), Jean-Luc Petit Frédéric Rognon, Pierre-Olivier Monteil, Olivier Abel, René Heyer, Madeleine Wieger, Denis Fricker, Nicola Stricker, Daniel Frey

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    Books received


    The KU Leuven was pleased to host the International Ricœur Conference 2020, fifty years after he started his seminars at this institution. Today, the work of Paul Ricœur enjoys wide, international recognition. On this occasion, we would like to study the ways in which he has come by this recognition and that which may still be owed to him. In order to do this, it is necessary to situate his work in the different worlds of its reception. More Information


    You can listen to the Keynote speakers here


    Organizing Committee: Ernst Wolff (KU Leuven), Blake Scott (KU Leuven), Pierpaolo Betti (KU Leuven)

  • La libertad del Espíritu : tres figuras en dialogo interdisciplinario : Teresa de Ávila, Paul Ricoeur y Hans Urs von Balthasar /

    Cecilia Inés AVENATTI DE PALUMBO (Coord.),

    Buenos Aires : Agape Libros 2014, 405 p.

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  • Études Ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies (Vol 11, N°1, 2020)

    “Paul Ricœur: The Challenges of the Language”


    Today, Ricœur’s philosophy of language is the subject of precise understanding, which facilitates a better appreciation of its importance in the overall economy of his work. New publications, scientific developments and re-evaluations of his comments of classical authors have made it possible to correct certain readings of Ricœur’s concepts and theses. Some adjustments are minor; others are more serious, allowing us to assess the approximations, even the errors, in Ricœur’s work.


    Guest Editor : Philippe Lacour

    Philippe Lacour is Adjunct Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Federal University of Brasilia (Brasil).


  • Postponed to 2021


    Fourth edition of the Fonds Ricœur's Summer Workshop co-organized with the Society for Ricœur Studies: “The Rule of Metaphor.”

    Due to recent developments in the health situation concerning the prolonged closure of the borders of the Schengen Area and many countries abroad, the fourth edition of the Summer Workshop, which was scheduled to take place in June 2020, has been postponed to June 2021.  The theme will be maintained. A new call for proposals will be launched in December 2020.

  • Workshop : Interpreting Technology. Ricœur on Philosophy and Ethics of Technology


    Friday 13 March 2020


    Due to the curent health situation, the workshop has been canceled and wil be re-scheduled.


    Organisers :


    Alberto Romele | Lille Catholic University; Mark Coeckelbergh | University of Vienna; Wessel Reijers | European University Institute; Jean-François Houle | Fonds Ricœur (EHESS et U. Laval);   Monica Gorza | Fonds Ricœur (Sorbonne Université)


    De 9.15 am à 7.45 pm - Fonds Ricœur, IPT, 83 Boulevard Arago, Paris


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  • News from the Fonds Ricoeur's team.


    After spending about ten years at Fonds Ricœur as a librarian and digital archives specialist, Olivier Villemot retired last September.

    Astrid Theveneaux, librarian at the Institute Protestant de  Théologie since 2007, has taken over at the Fonds Ricoeur and is now welcoming the researchers.



  • The 2019 Paul Ricœur Prize is awarded to Serge Audier


    The 2019 Paul Ricœur Prize is awarded to Serge Audier for his book L'âge productiviste. Hégémonie prométhéenne, brèches et alternatives écologiques, published by La Découverte.


    Created in 2011 by the Association Paul Ricœur on a biennial basis, the Paul Ricœur Prize aims to reward an author who contributes to reflection and public debate in a form that enters into dialogue with the work of Paul Ricœur.







    Fonds Ricœur wishes you a very Happy New Year 2020!


    Le Fonds Ricœur vous présente ses meilleurs vœux pour l’année 2020!


    El Fonds Ricœur les desea muchas felicidades para este Nuevo Año 2020!





  • Études Ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies (Vol 10, N°1, 2019)



    The last issue of Etudes Ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies (Vol 10, N°1, 2019) is now available online.


    It is entitled Philosophy of Memory

The volume was edited by Jeffrey A. Barash



  • Conference/debate : What Makes Us Think? Nature and Rule


    20 years after the exchange between Jean-Pierre Changeux and Paul Ricœur on the subject of cognitive sciences, the Paul Ricœur Association in partnership with the Fonds Ricœur invites you to a debate between Lionel Naccache, Jean-Claude Ameisen and Didier Sicard. Free admission upon registration, subject to availability. To book, please send an email to the following address:


    The conference will be held in French.

    Thursday 19th December 2019 - 6pm.

    IPT, 83 Boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France


  • Conference « Paul Tillich and Paul Ricœur in dialogue ». 24-26 June 2019




    The conference « Paul Tillich and Paul Ricœur in dialogue » will take place in Paris on June 24-26 2019 at Institut protestant de théologie, 83 Bd Arago, Paris. The event is jointly organized by association Paul Tillich d’expression française (APTEF) and Fonds Ricœur.


    The full program is now available.


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  •                 Third edition of the Summer Workshops co-organised by the Fonds Ricœur and the Society for Ricœur Studies - Paris June 17-21, 2019


    Abstracts: here



    Summer Workshop 2019


    Call for papers



    The Association Paul Ricœur proposed four sponsorships for 200 euros each to participate in the Paris Summer Workshop "Ricœur reading Freud".



    The Fondation Goélands will be presenting an Award of Excellence as part of this year’s Summer Workshops at the Fonds Ricœur. All doctoral or post-doctoral researchers who are admitted to present a paper at the 2019 edition of the Summer Workshops and who wish to apply are eligible for this award. A sum of 1000 euros will reward the best paper. The Award will be delivered on 21 June 2019 and the winning paper will be published in the journal Etudes ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies.

    The text of the paper must be sent before 1 June 2019 to:


    President of the jury: Jean-Luc Amalric, 
    Jury members: Daniel Frey, Geoffrey Dierckxsens, Jeanne-Marie Gagnebin, Morny Joy