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Being, Essence and Substance in Plato and Aristotl... - a book by Ricoeur, Paul

Being, Essence and Substance in Plato and Aristotle

Being, Essence and Substance in Plato and Aristotle( )
Author: Ricoeur, Paul
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was one of the outstanding French philosophers of the 20th century and his work is widely read in the English-speaking world. This unique volume comprises the lectures that Ricoeur gave on Plato and Aristotle at the University of Strasbourg in 1953-54.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical
Philosophy / Metaphysics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.975 x 8.912 x 0.866 Inches
Book Weight:0.95 Pounds
Author Biography
Ricoeur, Paul (Author)
Professor of philosophy at the University of Paris and the University of Chicago, Paul Ricoeur has been described as "possibly the only younger philosopher in Europe whose reputation is of the magnitude of that of the old men of Existentialism---Marcel, Jaspers, Heidegger and Sartre . . . ." His work has been characterized as "the most massive accomplishment of any philosopher of Christian faith since the appearance of Gabriel Marcel." A practitioner of the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl mediated by a return to Immanuel Kant---in that things in themselves, though unknowable, are not excluded by bracketing existence but are acknowledged as the necessary conditions for the possibility of human experience---Ricoeur has examined those parts of experience---faulty, fallible, and susceptible to error and evil---that other phenomenologists, interested primarily in the cognitional, have neglected. In this respect he follows in the footsteps of Heidegger and Sartre, but he goes beyond them in his discovery of principles transcending human subjectivity that are amenable to spiritual interpretation. Here Ricoeur steps within the contemporary hermeneutic circle of Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer, on whom he has written. Ricoeur's hermeneutical method, however, has much in common with the methods of biblical exegesis, and in this respect his works should be especially appealing to seminarians and the clergy. 020

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