Welcome Back for the 2021-2022 School Year 


  • 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


    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.



    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)

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