Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination

Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination

by Sophie Vlacos


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ISBN-13: 9781501312243
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/27/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sophie Vlacos teaches English Literature in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Mediation, Moderation And Bias

Chapter One: Ricoeur At Nanterre
1.1 Ricoeur at Nanterre
1.2 The Decline of Existentialism
1.3 Structuralism and the Ricoeurian Critique
1.4 Textualism
1.5 “Returning the Sign to the Universe”; Benveniste and the Ricoeurian Departure
Chapter Two: Hermeneutics and the Romantic Prejudice
2.1 The Romantic Prejudice
2.2 A “Misguided Kantianism” and the Hermeneutical Critique
2.3 The New Critical Heritage

Chapter Three: Hermeneutics and Ontology
3.1 Ricoeur and Ontology
3.2 Being and Time; Hermeneutic Phenomenology
3.3 Heidegger's French Receptions
3.4 France and the “Heidegger Question”
3.5 Poetic Freedom of Another Kind
3.6 Ricoeur's Critique of Heidegger

Chapter Four: The Poetry of Reason: Ricoeur and the Theoretical Imagination
4.1 Interpretation and the Semantics of Discourse
4.2 “The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought”
4.3 Metaphor and the Question of Philosophy
4.4 Speculative Discourse and Critical Autonomy

Chapter Five: The ethics of Imagination
5.1 Ethical Turns in Philosophy and Literature
5.2 Wisdom and Poetry; Phronesis and Poiesis
5.3 “…we have never lived enough”: Nussbaum's Literary Ethics
5.4 Towards a Poetics of Will: The Ontological and Imaginative Significance of Narrative
5.5 Narrative Emplotment as Transcendental Schema Made Visible
5.6 Narrative Identity and the Ethics of Selfhood
5.7 “Je est un Autre”: Ricoeur, Poststructural Modernist


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