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Preserving the Eidetic Moment:Reflections on the Work of Paul Ricoeur

Preserving the Eidetic Moment:Reflections on the Work of Paul Ricoeur www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Research in Phenomenology 37 (2007) 195–202 Preserving the Eidetic Moment: Reflections on the Work of Paul Ricoeur David M. Rasmussen Boston College Abstract Th e paper argues that Paul Ricoeur’s Th e Philosophy of the Will retained a certain fidelity to phe- nomenology’s early emphasis on subjectivity. When Ricoeur turned to the philosophy of lan- guage, he found a way to retain a certain emphasis on subjectivity and individuality that would make his work distinctive among other approaches to the philosophy of language. Hence, the title, Preserving the Eidetic Moment, intends to characterize Ricoeur’s distinctive contribution to philosophy. Th e paper goes on to show how Ricoeur’s approach can contribute to Critical Th eory, particularly in relationship to its theory of interlocution. Keywords phenomenology, hermeneutics, Critical Th eory, subjectivity, Paul Ricoeur I My original encounter with the person and the work of Paul Ricoeur began with an attempt to appropriate his thought for the retrieval of the symbolic. Th is led to a concern with what I called “mythic-symbolic” language corre- lated with anthropological http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Preserving the Eidetic Moment:Reflections on the Work of Paul Ricoeur

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 37 (2): 195 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Research in Phenomenology 37 (2007) 195–202 Preserving the Eidetic Moment: Reflections on the Work of Paul Ricoeur David M. Rasmussen Boston College Abstract Th e paper argues that Paul Ricoeur’s Th e Philosophy of the Will retained a certain fidelity to phe- nomenology’s early emphasis on subjectivity. When Ricoeur turned to the philosophy of lan- guage, he found a way to retain a certain emphasis on subjectivity and individuality that would make his work distinctive among other approaches to the philosophy of language. Hence, the title, Preserving the Eidetic Moment, intends to characterize Ricoeur’s distinctive contribution to philosophy. Th e paper goes on to show how Ricoeur’s approach can contribute to Critical Th eory, particularly in relationship to its theory of interlocution. Keywords phenomenology, hermeneutics, Critical Th eory, subjectivity, Paul Ricoeur I My original encounter with the person and the work of Paul Ricoeur began with an attempt to appropriate his thought for the retrieval of the symbolic. Th is led to a concern with what I called “mythic-symbolic” language corre- lated with anthropological

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Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Paul Ricoeur; hermeneutics; subjectivity; phenomenology; Critical Theory

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