Paul Ricoeur and the Challenges of Autonomy
November, 4-5, 2022, Bratislava
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He is a French philosopher and a political scientist. Professor at the University of Poitiers, he is also a member of the Centre d’études des mouvements sociaux (CEMS) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) and a honorary member of the Academic Institut of France (IUF). He is a specialist of Paul Ricœur’s thought. He is the author of “Paul Ricœur. Une philosophie de l’agir humain” (2007) and “Ricœur et ses contemporains” (2013), in which he develops a dialogue between Ricœur and the post-structuralist thinkers (e.g., Derrida, Bourdieu, Foucault, Deleuze). He edited “Paul Ricœur, Écrits et conférences 3. Anthropologie philosophique” (2013) and “Paul Ricœur et Cornelius Castoriadis, Dialogue sur l’histoire et l’imaginaire social” (2016). He co-founded the International Journal Études ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies, and he is a member of the Scientific Council of the Fonds Ricœur (Paris).
He is also a specialist in hermeneutics and in the philosophy of the social sciences. He is interested in the development of interpretive anthropology, in connecting hermeneutics with sociology, and in the understanding of the epistemological value of hermeneutics for the social sciences. In this field, he published “Sociologie de soi. Essai d’herméneutique appliquée” (2012), “Quand le social vient au sens” (2015), “Homo interpretans”(2017), “La fabrique des sciences sociales d’Auguste Comte à Michel Foucault” (2018).He is currently working on the development of philosophical anthropology of reparation through a renewed dialogue with the social sciences. He recently published his work “Le réparable et l’irréparable” (2021) in which he focuses on the question of reparation as a phenomenon connected with the human condition.
is a lecturer in literary theory and post-1900 literature at the University of Glasgow. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Cardiff where she studied under the supervision of the philosopher Christopher Norris. Her book Ricoeur, Literature and Imagination focuses upon Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy of imagination and his relation to Anglo-American literary theory and was first published in 2014. More recently, she has published works of contemporary British and American fiction. She is currently writing a book on contemporary literature and genre.
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‘Responsible Individualism and Mauvais Foi in Freedom and Middlemarch‘, Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, (22)2 p. 171-195, 2018.
‘The Role of Chance in Ricoeur’s Time and Narrative‘, Figures du Hasard. L’imaginaire de la contingence en Occident, ed. A. Duprat, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, forthcoming.