Ricoeur and the Post-Structuralists: Bourdieu, Derrida, by Johann Michel, Scott Davidson

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By Johann Michel, Scott Davidson

In this crucial and unique ebook, Johann Michel paves the way in which for a better realizing of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy by way of exploring it on the subject of a few significant figures of up to date French thought—Bourdieu, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault and Castoriadis.

Although the fertile discussion among Ricoeur and numerous structuralist thinkers is easily documented, his place on the subject of the post-structuralist stream is less-widely understood. Does Ricoeur's philosophy stand against post-structuralism in France or, to the contrary, is it actually a distinct edition of that circulation? This ebook defends the latter assertion. Michel speaks of post-structuralisms within the plural shape and engages them in a dynamic war of words among Ricoeur and his contemporaries within the French highbrow scene. the result's a greater knowing of Ricoeur's notion and likewise of the designated matters that emerge via war of words among Ricoeur and every of those post-structuralist thinkers.

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Ricoeur and the Post-Structuralists: Bourdieu, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Castoriadis

During this very important and unique ebook, Johann Michel paves the way in which for a better figuring out of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy through exploring it with regards to a few significant figures of latest French thought—Bourdieu, Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault and Castoriadis. even if the fertile discussion among Ricoeur and diverse structuralist thinkers is easily documented, his place when it comes to the post-structuralist flow is less-widely understood.

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They are reminiscent of the Platonic attitude that turns the philosopher into the guardian of episteme, who looks from on high at those who remain rooted in doxa, even when one wants to release them from their chains by leading them through the shadows of doxa to the light of episteme. To be sure, H AB I T U S, N ARRAT I V E , AND THE P ROMISE 19 Ricoeur’s hermeneutics is not the perspectivism of Nietzsche or the relativism of Latour. It does not seek to blur the lines between ordinary knowledge and expert knowledge, but the author of Lectures on Ideology and Utopia does not hesitate to struggle against the efforts of positivism and scientism, in company with Habermas, and to unmask the ideologies, illusions, or interests at work in every scientific enterprise.

3. ,” in From Text to Action: Essays in Hermeneutics, II, trans. Kathleen Blamey and John B. Thompson (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1991), 107. 4. The operation of grafting structural analyses onto hermeneutics does not, however, leave structuralism unscathed and would not satisfy its most illustrious representatives. As Betty Rojtman notes, it is only through some “mutilations” of structuralism that Ricoeur is able to incorporate the structural moment into the hermeneutic process: “Clearly, semiotics’ exclusive consideration of the immanence of the text cannot be reduced to a problem of method.

Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1974), 60. 3. ,” in From Text to Action: Essays in Hermeneutics, II, trans. Kathleen Blamey and John B. Thompson (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1991), 107. 4. The operation of grafting structural analyses onto hermeneutics does not, however, leave structuralism unscathed and would not satisfy its most illustrious representatives. As Betty Rojtman notes, it is only through some “mutilations” of structuralism that Ricoeur is able to incorporate the structural moment into the hermeneutic process: “Clearly, semiotics’ exclusive consideration of the immanence of the text cannot be reduced to a problem of method.

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