This book for the first time brings together considerations upon the feminine in relation to Paul Ricœur’s thinking. The collection of renowned scholars who have published extensively on Ricoeur and promising younger scholars together shows the rich potential of his thought for feminist theory, without failing to critically scrutinize it and to show its limitations with respect to thinking gender differences.
In the first part, “Ricœur, Women, and Gender,” Ricœur’s work is taken as the starting point for the reflection upon the position of women and the feminine, and for rethinking the notion of universalism. In the second part, “Ricœur in Dialogue,”his work is related to feminist thinkers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Judith Butler, and Nancy Fraser and to the work of artist Kara Walker. These dialogues aim at thinking through socially relevant notions such as discourse, recognition, and justice. In the third part, “Ricœur and Feminist Theology,” Ricœurian notions and ideas are the starting point for new perspectives upon feminist theology.
The insights developed in this book will be of particular value to students and scholars of Ricœur, feminist theory, and the limits of hermeneutics and phenomenology.
About the Author
Annemie Halsema is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy of VU-University Amsterdam and board member of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh).
Fernanda Henriques is professor in the Department of Philosophy of University of Évora.
Table of Contents
Annemie Halsema and Fernanda Henriques
Part I: Ricœur, Women and Gender
Chapter 1. Ricœur, Women, and the Journey to Recognition
Chapter 2. Speak to Silence and Identify Absence on Campus: Sister Prudence and Paul Ricœur on the Negated Woman Question
Chapter 3. The Metaphor of Gender: Recognition and Dignity
Carlos A. Garduño Comparán
Chapter 4. Transnational Feminist Solidarities and Cosmopolitanism: in Search of a New Concept of the Universal
Part II: Ricœur in Dialogue
Chapter 5. “The Accountable Ipse.” The Ethical Self in Ricœur’s Hermeneutics and Butler’s Poststructuralism
Chapter 6. Paul Ricœur and Judith Butler on the Reference and the Renewal of Discourses
Chapter 7. Reshaping Justice: Between Nancy Fraser’s Feminist Philosophy and Paul Ricœur’s Philosophical Anthropology
Chapter 8. Inspiring New Feminist Perspectives: Reading Paul Ricœur with Simone de Beauvoir
Chapter 9. Hermeneutics of A Subtlety: Paul Ricœur, Kara Walker, and Intersectional Hermeneutics
Scott Davidson and Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
Part 3: Ricœur and Feminist Theology
Chapter 10. Ricœur in Dialogue with Feminist Philosophy of Religion. Hermeneutic Hospitality in Contemporary Practice
Pamela Sue Anderson
Chapter 11. Paul Ricœur, Mary Daly, Attestation and the Dis-covery of Feminine Religious Symbols
Stephanie N. Arel
Chapter 12. The Contribution of Ricœur’s Hermeneutics to a Feminist Perspective on Postcolonial Theology
Fernanda Henriques and Teresa Martinho Toldy
List of Contributors