History and Truth

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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.

In History and Truth, Ricoeur investigates the antinomy between history and truth, or between historicity and meaning. He argues that history has meaning insofar as it approaches universality and system but no meaning insofar as this universality violates the singularity of individuals' lives. Imposing unity upon truth, or unifying the diversity of knowledge and opinion, creates a singular and universal history but destroys historicity and subjectivity. Allowing for singularities in history promotes a multiplicity of truths over a single, unique truth and thereby annihilates system. 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: 9780810124004
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Series: SPEP
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword to the New Edition     xi
Translator's Introduction     xiii
Preface to the First Edition (1955)     3
Preface to the Second Edition (1964)     15
Truth in the Knowledge of History
Critical Perspectives
Objectivity and Subjectivity in History     21
The History of Philosophy and the Unity of Truth     41
Note on the History of Philosophy and the Sociology of Knowledge     57
The History of Philosophy and Historicity     63
Theological Perspectives
Christianity and the Meaning of History     81
The Socius and the Neighbor     98
The Image of God and the Epic of Man     110
Truth in Historical Action
Personalism
Emmanuel Mounier: A Personalist Philosopher     133
Speaking and Praxis
Truth and Falsehood     165
Note on the Wish and Endeavor for Unity     192
Work and the Word     197
The Question of Power
Non-violent Man and His Presence to History     223
State and Violence     234
The Political Paradox     247
Universal Civilization and National Cultures     271
The Power of Affirmation
True and False Anguish     287
Negativity and Primary Affirmation     305
BibliographicNote     329
Index     331
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