Conflict of Interpretations: Essays in Hermeneutics / Edition 2

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This collection brings together twenty-two essays by Paul Ricoeur under the topics of structuralism, psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, and religion. In dramatic conciseness, the essays illuminate the work of one of the leading philosophers of the day. Those interested in Ricoeur's development of the philosophy of language will find rich and suggestive reading. But the diversity of essays also speaks beyond the confines of philosophy to linguists, theologians, psychologists, and psychoanalysts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810123977
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Series: SPEP
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 989,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Ricoeur (1913-) is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences at the University of Paris X, Nanterre. One of the foremost contemporary French philosophers, his work is particularly concerned with symbolism, the creation of meaning and the interpretation of texts.
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition     ix
Editor's Introduction     xv
Existence and Hermeneutics   Kathleen McLaughlin     3
Hermeneutics and Structuralism
Structure and Hermeneutics   Kathleen McLaughlin     27
The Problem of Double Meaning as Hermeneutic Problem and as Semantic Problem   Kathleen McLaughlin     62
Structure, Word, Event   Robert Sweeney     79
Hermeneutics and Psychoanalysis
Consciousness and the Unconscious   Willis Domingo     99
Psychoanalysis and the Movement of Contemporary Culture   Willis Domingo     121
A Philosophical Interpretation of Freud   Willis Domingo     160
Technique and Nontechnique in Interpretation   Willis Domingo     177
Art and Freudian Systematics   Willis Domingo     196
Hermeneutics and Phenomenology
Nabert on Act and Sign   Peter McCormick     211
Heidegger and the Question of the Subject     223
The Question of the Subject: The Challenge of Semiology   Kathleen McLaughlin     236
The Symbolism of Evil Interpreted
"Original Sin": A Study in Meaning   Peter McCormick     269
The Hermeneutics of Symbols and Philosophical Reflection: I   Denis Savage     287
The Hermeneutics of Symbols and Philosophical Reflection: II   Charles Freilich     315
The Demythization of Accusation   Peter McCormick     335
Interpretation of the Myth of Punishment   Robert Sweeney     354
Religion and Faith
Preface to Bultmann   Peter McCormick     381
Freedom in the Light of Hope   Robert Sweeney     402
Guilt, Ethics, and Religion     425
Religion, Atheism, and Faith   Charles Freilich     440
Fatherhood: From Phantasm to Symbol   Robert Sweeney     468
Bibliography     499
Index     507
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