Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion Paperback

by Alison Scott-Baumann;


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Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

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Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was one of the most prolific and influential French philosophers of the Twentieth Century. In his enormous corpus of work he engaged with literature, history, historiography, politics, theology and ethics, while debating 'truth' and ethical solutions to life in the face of widespread and growing suspicion about whether such a search is either possible or worthwhile. In Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion, Alison Scott-Baumann takes a thematic approach that explores Ricoeur's lifelong struggle to be both iconoclastic and yet hopeful, and avoid the slippery slope to relativism. Through an examination of the 'hermeneutics of suspicion', the book reveals strong continuities throughout his work, as well as significant discontinuities, such as the marked way in which he later distanced himself from the 'hermeneutics of suspicion' and his development of new devices in its place, while seeking a hermeneutics of recovery. Scott-Baumann offers a highly original analysis of the hermeneutics of suspicion that will be useful to the fields of philosophy, literature, theology and postmodern social theory.

Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion by Alison Scott-Baumann was published by Continuum in November 2011. The ISBN for Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion is 9781441170392.

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Page last updated 18th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (November 2011)
Weight354g
Number of Pages248
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781441170392
ISBN-101441170391
Product Code4030006
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