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    Homo Interpretans: Towards a Transformation of Hermeneutics

    by Johann Michel (Author), David Pellauer Professor Emeritus Philosophy Department DePaul University (Translator), Hans Joas (Preface)

    Johann Michel is Professor at the University of Poitiers and is affiliated with the EHESS in Paris. He is member of the scientific council of the Fonds Ricoeur and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Specialist of hermeneutics and social theory, he is author of many books in French, translated into several languages, including Ricoeur and the Post-Structuralists.



    Exhibition : « Writers and thinkers around the Chambon sur Lignon region »


    Exhibition : From 5 June to 28 June 2019 -  Main Hall of Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 54 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris.

    Film  screening : Tuesday 11 June 2019 from 7 pm till 9pm.

    EHESS (amphitheater François Furet), 105 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris. 

    Raymond Aron, Albert Camus, Georges Canguilhem, André Chouraqui, Louis Comte, Charles Gide, Jacob Gordin, Alexandre Grothendieck, Jules Isaac, Georges Levitte, Marcel Pagnol, Léon Poliakov, Francis Ponge, Paul Ricœur, Gilbert Simondon, Georges Vajda, Pierre Vidal-Naquet : all stayed and worked for a generation (1925-1950) in a very small territory of ten kilometres radius.  To what strange combination of circumstances do we owe such a concentration of great intellectuals on a lost plateau in the Haute-Loire?


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  • International Workshop on: Forgiving and Forgetting - Thinking after Ricoeur.


    Soochow University, Taiwan - samedi 27 avril 2019.


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  • Etudes Ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies (Vol 9, N°2, 2018)


    The last  issue of Etudes Ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies (Vol 9, N°2, 2018) is now online.


    The volume was edited by Beatriz Contreras Tasso and Patricio Mena Malet.



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    Call for Papers: The Rule of Metaphor

    The Fourth Edition of the Fonds Ricœur's Summer Workshops

    Co-organized with the Soceity For Ricœur Studies
    Online Edition - June 17-19, 2021

    The Program : Here

    Information :

    This Edition was organized by Geoffrey Dirrckxsens, Timo Helenius (The Society for Ricœur Studies) , Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi and Marc Boss (Fonds Ricœur)



    Summer Workshop June 17 to 21, 2019
    Third Edition: Ricœur Reading Freud

    Keynotes here Program here

    This Edition was organized by Geoffrey Dirrckxsens (The Society for Ricœur Studies) and Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi (Fonds Ricœur)



    Summer Workshop June 25 to 29, 2018

    Second Edition: The Symbolic of Evil

    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 2018 edition is The Symbolic of Evil. The Summer Workshop was held from June 25 to 29, 2018 at 83 BD Arago, 75014 Paris. 

    About here  Program here Keynotes here

    This Edition was organized by Stephanie Arel, Geoffrey Dirrckxsens (The Society for Ricœur Studies) and Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi (Fonds Ricœur)



    Summer Workshop, June 26 to 30 juin, 2017

    "Rethinking Ideology and Utopia: 30 Years Later"

    Co-organised by the Society for Ricoeur Studies and the Fonds Ricœur at Fonds Ricœur - 83 bd. Arago, 75014 Paris Concept-paper

    The Society for Ricœur Studies and The Fonds Ricœur have released a call for abstracts on eight topics in English only and eight topics in French only.

    Call for papers

    This Edition was organized by Stephanie Arel (The Society for Ricœur Studies) and Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi (Fonds Ricœur)

    The Association Paul Ricœur has proposed three sponsorships for 200 euros each to participate in the Paris Summer Workshop "Rethinking Ideology and Utopia: 30 Years Later". 





  • Summer Workshop

    Second Edition. June 25 to 29, 2018


    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 2018 edition is The Symbolic of Evil. The Summer Workshop will be held from June 25 to 29, 2018 at 83 BD Arago, 75014 Paris.

    Concept paper



    Register now: 

    Summer Workshop around Paul Ricoeur


    The Association Paul Ricœur is proposing four sponsorships for 200 euros each to participate in the Paris Summer Workshop "The Symbolic of Evil". 


    The upcoming session for Fonds Ricœur Study Day on March 10, 2018  « What artists do to Histoiry » was cancelled. It will be held on May 29, 2018.

  • Call For Papers: 12th Annual Society for Ricœur Studies Conference 
    NOVEMBER 2-4, 2018

    The Society for Ricoeur Studies is pleased to announce the theme of the 2018 conference “Remembrance and Recognition”. The conference will be hosted by the Mount St. Mary’s Department of Graduate Religious Studies. We are pleased to announce that the SRS keynote speakers are Professor Kathleen Blamey (California State University, East Bay) and Professor Roger Savage (University of California, Los Angeles).

    Please send the abstracts to Dr. Marjolaine Deschênes ( no later than April 30, 2018.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 30, 2018.


  • Ricœuriana-Associação Ibero-Americana de Estudos Ricœurianos


    The first volume of "Ricœuriana–Associação Ibero-Americana de Estudos Ricœurianos", dedicated to Ricœur’s thought from an Ibero-American Perspective, is now online. Ricœuriana is a periodical publication edited by the Associação Ibero-Americana de Estudos Ricœurianos (ASIER) in partnership with Coimbra University Press. It is open to all aspects of Ricœur’s philosophy and has an ongoing call for contributions written in Portuguese or Spanish.

    You can read the first issue here



    It is with great sadness that The Fonds Ricœur learned of the passing of Domenico Jervolino this past February. His numerous books on Paul Ricœur's thoughts in particular: Ricœur. L'amore difficile, in 1995; Ricœur. Une herméneutique de la condition humaine, in 2002; or Ricœur. Herméneutique et traduction, in 2007 remain of great intellectual stature.

    We offer our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones.

  • Scientific Council Activities:

    Daniel Frey is the new President of the Fonds Ricœur's Scientific Council


    The task facing me is to push forward the digitalization of the articles that Paul Ricœur has published in different French journals, as part of an agreement with Paris Sciences & Lettres Fondation. This wonderful yet challenging project intends to provide free and universal access to Ricour's articles which have not been previously included in his books. These articles are likely to continue to move readers toward important works while completing their own.

    A brief editorial note will echo the specific context of its development and will guide readers to Ricœur's work and link them to each article. Considering the breadth of the task, I have already asked for assistance from scholars who have shared their contact information with the Fonds Ricœur. I want to extend a sincere thank-you to all scholars who joined this project: it is also a means to support the small international scientific community that attends the Fonds Ricœur on a regular basis. Those who do not know yet how to join this project, they can rest assured that in this long-term work they will find an opportunity for cooperation before 2020 !

    I also want to take this opportunity to remind you of the Association of Fonds Ricœur Alumni, created under Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi leadership and chaired by herself "with a view to creating friendly relations and connections among current and past scholars who share interest in Ricœur's thought and philosophy". The Scientific Council, supports this structure and wishes to work with the Association members in order to give a new dimension to the Fonds Ricœur scientific activities. The possibility of organizing Study Days is a particularly obvious example.
    It is our great pleasure to extend the learning of Ricœur's thoughts with you.
    Daniel Frey


    Trópos - Journal of Hermeneutics and Philosophical Criticism

    2018, n. 2

    Revolution and Its Enemies. Between Politics and Philosophy

    Guest Editors: Paolo Furia and Roberto Zanetti

    Submission deadline: June 30, 2018 Results of blind reviews: Sept. 30, 2018 Publication date: Dec. 2018
    Papers should be submitted to: Paolo Furia: and Roberto Zanetti:


  • To close off our wonderful fundraising campaign, we would like to invite you to a celebratory event

    on Monday, September 5th, at 6:00 p.m

    in the Fonds Ricœur's garden, located on 83 boulevard Arago, Paris 14th arrondissement, subway station: Denfert Rechereau.


    The program will include:

    - A presentation on Fonds Ricœur and its targets by its new Director, Pr. Marc Boss

    - A discussion on the theme of recognition with Pr. Marcel Henaff, Pr. Olivier Abel and Pr. Michaël Foessel

    - The official inauguration of the donor board and a visit to the Fonds Ricœur

    - A cold buffet will also be served.


    We look forward to seeing you.

    We are currently working on a live videoconfrencing on Facebook which can be found on


    Kindly RSVP your attendance to our celebration before September 2nd by providing your name and indicating your participation at


  • Our fundraising campaign was a great achievement. We thank you all for your support.


    We will bring you stories of our project : "promote the Fonds Ricœur and expand its audience", in the very near future.


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  • Monday, September the 5th 2016 at 6 p.m.

    Event in Fonds Ricoeur's garden.

    The program is in the process of being prepared. Activities will include visiting the Fonds Ricoeur, debates and discussions, installation of the donors' board and cold buffet. Marcel Hénaff, Mikaël Foessel and Olivier Abel are kind enough to also attend this event.
    We will use video facilities for people who cannot attend to join us via video conferencing.

    Any other suggestions regarding activities or the event are welcome !

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    The Fonds Ricœur (Ricœur fondation) launches an interactive fund-raising campaign.  Please help us to promote the Fonds Ricœur and expand its audiences. Donate today and support this campaign by sharing it with your friends or on social networks.


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  • Fonds Ricœur Seminar 

    Organization : Olivier Abel, Rodolphe Calin, Nicola Stricker

    2dn monday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (from 10-12-2015 to 05-09-2016)

    Fonds Ricœur Room, IPT Library, 83 bd Arago 75014 Paris. 

    2015-2016 Programme







    Fonds Ricœur YouTube Channel

       On this channel you will find both audio recordings and videos of the conferences and study days organised at the Fonds Ricoeur around P.Ricoeur’s thought and work during the last years, and a new  playlist : various unique and representative recordings of Paul Ricoeur’s lectures and participations throughout his lifetime. These are audio documents  selected among the many non professional recordings present in his personnal archive.  Many are still to be posted in the months to come, as well as non professional videos.

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    3rd Paul Ricœur Price


    The third Paul Ricœur Price was awarded to Alain Mahé for the book :


     Discours de la Servitude Volontaire / Etienne de la Boétie, translated, annotated and commented on contemporary French by A. Mahé in Kabyle by Ameziane Kezzar in Algerian Arabic by Hakima Berrada, Moustapha Naoui and Abdelha Hamdi Sherif  and classical Arabic by Moustafa Safouan. The book was published by Bouchène editions.

    The jury, chaired by François Dosse, and composed of Laure Adler, Olivier Mongin, Myriam Revault Allonnes and Michael Foessel, rewarded a demanding author and a courageous editor who placed the necessary translation between cultures at the heart of their undertaking.

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    Paul Ricœur Price

  • Etudes Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies (ERRS)



    ERRS vol. 7 n°1 (2016) "Ricœur and psychoanalysis"

    Guest editors : Vinicio Busacchi et Weiny César Freitas Pinto

    Closing date for the submission of texts : 20th of march 2016

    Call for papers