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Ricoeur on Moral Religion

Ricoeur on Moral Religion

by James Carter
     
 

In Ricoeur on Moral Religion, James Carter argues that Paul Ricoeur's later philosophical writings provide a highly instructive interpretive key with which to assess his philosophical project as a whole. This first systematic study of the "later Ricoeur" offers a critical yet sympathetic reconstruction of Ricoeur's hermeneutics of ethical life, which

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In Ricoeur on Moral Religion, James Carter argues that Paul Ricoeur's later philosophical writings provide a highly instructive interpretive key with which to assess his philosophical project as a whole. This first systematic study of the "later Ricoeur" offers a critical yet sympathetic reconstruction of Ricoeur's hermeneutics of ethical life, which demonstrates his significant contribution to contemporary philosophy of religion and moral philosophy. What emerges is a clear and distinctive moral religion that binds humans together universally on the basis of the life they share as capable beings. Carter also uncovers a hitherto unforeseen thread in Ricoeur's writings concerning ethical life, pulled through his own readings of Spinoza, Aristotle, and Kant. Ricoeur's hermeneutics is structured by a Kantian architectonic informed at different levels by these three philosophers, who ground a rich, holistic, and ultimately rationalist account of ethical life and religion that resists the trappings of both positivism and postmodernism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198717157
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/14/2014
Series:
Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

James Carter teaches Philosophy and Religious Studies at Wellington College, UK. He was previously a postdoctoral research fellow in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London, and tutor in Philosophy and Theology at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford. Dr Carter is the co-editor of Moral Powers, Fragile Beliefs: Essays in Moral and Religious Philosophy (Continuum, 2011)

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