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: Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 300,833
  • 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.

Don Ihde is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. He is the author of numerous books, including Postphenomenology: Essays in the Postmodern Context, published by Northwestern University Press.

Bernard P. Dauenhauer is a professor emiritus of philosophy at the University of Georgia. Among his several books are The Politics of Hope and Silence, the Phenomenon and Its Ontological Significance.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Edition
Editor's Introduction
Existence and Hermeneutics
     translated by Kathleen McLaughlin

I. Hermeneutics and Structuralism

Structure and Hermeneutics
    translated by Kathleen McLaughlin

The Problem of Double Meaning as Hermeneutic Problem and as Semantic Problem
    translated by Kathleen McLaughlin

Structure, Word, Event
    translated by Robert Sweeney

II. Hermeneutics and Psychoanalysis

Consciousness and the Unconscious
     translated by Willis Domingo

Psychoanalysis and the Movement of Contemporary Culture
     translated by Willis Domingo

A Philosophical Interpretation of Freud
     translated by Willis Domingo

Technique and Nontechnique in Interpretation
     translated by Willis Domingo

Art and Freudian Systematics
    translated by Willis Domingo

III. Hermeneutics and Phenomenology

Nabert on Act and Sign
     translated by Peter McCormick

Heidegger and the Question of the Subject

The Question of the Subject: The Challenge of Semiology
     translated by Kathleen McLaughlin

IV. The Symbolism of Evil Interpreted

"Original Sin": A Study in Meaning
    translated by Peter McCormick

The Hermeneutics of Symbols and Philosophical Reflection: I
    translated by Denis Savage

The Hermeneutics of Symbols and Philosophical Reflection: II
    translated by Charles Freilich

The Demythologization of Accusation
    translated by Peter McCormick

Interpretation of the Myth of Punishment
    translated by Robert Sweeney

V. Religion and Faith

Preface to Bultmann
   translated by Peter McCormick

Freedom in the Light of Hope
   translated by Robert Sweeney

Guilt, Ethics, and Religion

Religion, Atheism, and Faith
   translated by Charles Freilich

Fatherhood: From Phantasm to Symbol
   translated by Robert Sweeney


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