He lost both his parents within his first few years of his life and was raised with his sister Alice by his paternal grandparents, both of whom were devout Protestants. Ricoeur was a bookish child and successful student.
Studies in the History of Hermeneutics: The task of hermeneutics; 2. Hermeneutics and the critique of ideology; 3. Phenomenology and hermeneutics; Part II. Studies in the Theory of Interpretation: The hermeneutical function of distanciation; 5.
What is a text? Explanation and understanding; 6. Metaphor and the central problem of hermeneutics; 7. Studies in the Philosophy of Social Science: The model of the text: Science and ideology; The question of proof in Freud's psychoanalytic writings; The narrative function; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Thompson's lucid and helpful introduction to this collection of essays includes a brief history of Ricoeur's career and the thematic focuses of his major works: This selection of essays makes available in one piece Ricoeur's attempt in the seventies to address the challenges from various intellectual fronts.
These confrontations do not present an eclecticism, but rather, constitute a continuous, ongoing, and open intellectual response, addressing not only real philosophical issues dealing especially with interpretation, but issues relevant to the social sciences, psychology, psychoanalysis, theology, and many more disciplines.Alfred Schutz philosophized about social science in a broad signification of the word.
He was deeply respectful of actual scientific practice, and produced a classification of the sciences; explicated methodological postulates for empirical science in general and the social sciences specifically.
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Ricoeur is one of the major French philosophers of the 20th century. In these essays, originally delivered as lectures at the Institute for the Human Sciences at Vienna, he endeavors to connect the various senses of recognition.