Leading scholars address Paul Ricoeur's last major work, Oneself as Another.
This collection of essays by internationally known Paul Ricoeur experts explores the noted philosopher's book, Oneself as Another. Ricoeur's book represents the completion of a decades-long inquiry into the self as he links his earlier studies of symbolism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, the philosophy of language, action theory, and theory of narrative to his most recent concern for ethics and the social constitution of ethical subjectivity.
Cohen and Marsh's volume is divided into two parts, the first primarily involving Ricoeur's thought itself, and the second involving the relation of his thought to that of others, such as Levinas, Rawls, Habermas, Apel, Taylor, and MacIntyre. The contributors also offer detailed examinations of Ricoeur's ethical theory and its ontological implications.
Richard A. Cohen is the Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the author of Ethics, Exegesis and Philosophy: Interpretation after Levinas. James L. Marsh is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and the author of Process, Praxis, and Transcendence, also published by SUNY Press.
"…for Ricoeur scholars and anyone with an interest in understanding the vector of his later work, this collection should prove to be a valuable resource." — Journal of the British Society of Phenomenology
"Ricoeur's Oneself as Another is a tremendously important work that has received far too little attention in the secondary literature. Here, some of the most important voices in continental philosophy in America address a variety of the questions he raises: subjectivity, intentionality, personal identity, philosophy of action, narrative, alterity, theology, evil, political liberalism, and discourse ethics. Each essay situates Ricoeur's thought within broader philosophical debates." — David M. Kaplan, Polytechnic University
"This is quite simply one of the best volumes on the subject." — Joseph Bien, author of History, Revolution, and Human Nature: Marx's Philosophical Anthropology
"This book represents 'cutting edge' Ricoeur scholarship. An anthology like this should set the standard for the future discussion of Ricoeur's contribution to the philosophical literature of our time." — Brice Wachterhauser, author of Beyond Being: Gadamer's Post-Platonic Hermeneutic Ontology