1 January 2010

Imagining the Word with Ricoeur: Narrative, Action, and the Sacred in Ricoeur's Hermeneutic Phenomenology

This course will explore an important piece of Paul Ricoeur's contribution to the philosophy of language, paying special attention to his three-volume work, Time and Narrative. After gaining appreciation for the "healthy circle" that Ricoeur discovers between time and narrative, we will explore his understanding of the meaning of religious uses of narrative in particular, using the anthology Figuring the Sacred as our guide.

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