From Text to Action: Essays in Hermeneutics, II / Edition 2

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Overview

Incredible originality of thought in areas as vast as phenomenology, religion, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, intersubjectivity, language, Marxism, and structuralism has made Paul Ricoeur one of the philosophical giants of the twentieth century. The way in which Ricoeur approaches these themes makes his works relevant to the reader today: he writes with honesty and depth of insight into the core of a problem, and his ability to mark for future thought the very path of philosophical inquiry is nearly unmatched.

From Text to Action is an essential companion to the classic The Conflict of Interpretations. Here, Ricoeur continues and extends his project of constructing a general theory of interpretation, positioning his work in relation to its philosophical background: Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer, and Weber. He also responds to contemporary figures like K. O. Apel and Jurgen Habermas, connecting his own theorization of ideology to their critique of ideology. This volume and the other new editions of Ricoeur's texts published by Northwestern University Press have joined the canon of contemporary continental philosophy and continue to contribute to emergent discussions in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810123991
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Series: SPEP Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 805,343
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword to the New Edition     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Translator's Note     xv
Preface     xvii
On Interpretation     1
For a Hermeneutical Phenomenology
Phenomenology and Hermeneutics     25
The Task of Hermeneutics     53
The Hermeneutical Function of Distanciation     75
Philosophical Hermeneutics and Biblical Hermeneutics     89
From the Hermeneutics of Texts to the Hermeneutics of Action
What Is a Text?     105
Explanation and Understanding     125
The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text     144
Imagination in Discourse and in Action     168
Practical Reason     188
Initiative     208
Ideology, Utopia, and Politics
Hegel and Husserl on Intersubjectivity     227
Science and Ideology     246
Hermeneutics and the Critique of Ideology     270
Ideology and Utopia     308
Ethics and Politics     325
Notes     339
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