A passion for the possible : thinking with Paul Ricoeur by Ricœur, Paul; Venema, Henry Isaac; Ricœur, Paul; Treanor,

By Ricœur, Paul; Venema, Henry Isaac; Ricœur, Paul; Treanor, Brian

Paul Ricoeur's whole philosophical undertaking narrates a keenness for the possibleexpressed within the desire that during spite of loss of life, closure, and sedimentation, lifestyles is opened via superabundance, by way of how the realm supplies us even more than is feasible. Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology is a phenomenology of human potential, which supplies onto the groundless floor of person, specifically, God. therefore the tale of the able guy, starting with unique goodness held captive via a servile will and finishing with the opportunity of 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 would draw idea from this physique of proposal

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This mutuality is not given spontaneously; that is why it is demanded. 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.

The peak is reached when one forgets the initial object of the mimetic 32 Religious Belief: The Difficult Path of the Religious ................. 17728$ $CH3 04-07-10 09:49:53 PS PAGE 32 rivalry and gets carried away, and the conflict is closed in on its cumulative effects. To escape this impasse, this rivalrous, chaotic crisis, societies would contrive a reconciliation at the expense of a third—namely, through the real and not simply metaphorical scenario of the collective expulsion of a victim, on the model of the scapegoat.

Augustine that Pierre Bayle worked to refute in the seventeenth century. Paul Ricoeur ................. 17728$ $CH3 04-07-10 09:49:54 PS 35 PAGE 35 Exclusion, forced inclusion, it is the same thing. To reinforce the walls means to contain by force those on the inside, but also to expel those one cannot contain. In connection with the inappropriable object that is the groundless ground, the inexhaustible source, these images of mimetic rivalry are innumerable. The metaphor that I have just deployed easily allows interpretation in the language I used at the beginning of this presentation, and which expresses well the conceptual thread of all my recent work: the language of capacity.

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