By Ricœur, Paul; Venema, Henry Isaac; Ricœur, Paul; Treanor, Brian
Paul Ricoeur's whole philosophical venture narrates a keenness for the possibleexpressed within the desire that during spite of demise, closure, and sedimentation, existence is opened by way of superabundance, by means of how the area provides us even more than is feasible. Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology is a phenomenology of human potential, which provides onto the groundless flooring of person, particularly, God. therefore the tale of the able guy, starting with unique goodness held captive through a servile will and finishing with the potential for liberation and regeneration of the guts, underpins his ardour for the greater than attainable. The essays during this quantity hint the fluid circulation among phenomenological and spiritual descriptions of the able self that emerges throughout Ricoeur's oeuvre and determine issues of connection for destiny advancements that will draw idea from this physique of proposal
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And this demand is not without conflict or struggle. The idea of a struggle for recognition is at the heart of modern social relations. The myth of the state of nature accords to competition, to defiance, to the arrogant affirmation of solitary glory, the role of foundation and of origin. In this war of all against all, the fear of violent death would reign supreme. This pessimism concerning the ground of human nature goes hand-in-hand with praise of the absolute power of a sovereign who remains outside the contract of submission made by citizens delivered from fear.
And why then is there mimetic rivalry, if not because religion does not exist anywhere in its innocent nudity, in its undivided universality? And if it exists nowhere in its immaculate entirety, is this not because religions are like languages, cultures, political societies, namely, subjected to the inexorable law of plurality, dispersion, and confusion, as is said of languages in the Hebraic myth of Babel? Yes, the Babel of religions. Meaning, invigorating each time for each religious community—the source of life is undoubtedly that.
To be sure. Yet each of them requires a vis-a`-vis. Discourse is addressed to someone capable of responding, questioning, entering into conversation and dialogue. Action occurs in conjunction with other agents, who can help or hinder. The narrative assembles multiple protagonists within a single plot. A life story is made up of a multitude of other life stories. As for imputability, frequently raised by accusation, I am responsible before others. More narrowly, imputability makes the powerful responsible for the weak and the vulnerable.
A passion for the possible : thinking with Paul Ricoeur by Ricœur, Paul; Venema, Henry Isaac; Ricœur, Paul; Treanor, Brian