Thursday, May 26, 2005

Ricoeur

Perhaps the most salutary aspect of Ricoeur’s work is that it has precisely the opposite effect of either the polemical or the psychedelic modes of intellectual intervention. It synthesizes, rather than obliterates. It treats the process of interpretation as an act of opening to the possibility of communication with the entire human community — not as the moment when Narcissus becomes fascinated by the image in the pool...

- Scott McLemee, Remembering Ricoeur

Update: Obituaries

Le Monde: Paul Ricoeur, philosophe de tous les dialogues
NY Times: Paul Ricoeur, 92, Wide-Ranging French Philosopher, Is Dead
The Guardian: Paul Ricoeur

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