The Ricoeur Archives are composed of the working documents left by Paul Ricoeur, namely: lectures, reading notes, drafts and stages of preparation of his works, and correspondence from 1930 to 2005.

They are deposited by his heirs in the Ricoeur Fund.

The archive files are divided as follows:

Inventory 1: courses, seminars, reading notes, speeches
Inventory 2: around the works
Inventory 3: commitments, responsibilities; honours, prizes, distinctions
Inventory 4: correspondence (in progress)

You can directly access the content of an inventory by clicking on its title or make a global search via this form.

For more information about the Ricoeur Archives, please refer to the conditions of access or send your request to