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A companion to Ricoeur's Freedom and nature

Author: Scott Davidson
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018.
Series: Studies in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gathering an international team of scholars, The Companion to Freedom and Nature is the first book devoted exclusively to Paul Ricoeur's Freedom and Nature. Covering important influences on Ricoeur's early thought and connecting it to current issues in embodied cognition and the philosophy of will, the companion promotes a renewed appreciation of the contemporary relevance of this groundbreaking work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Companion to Ricoeur's Freedom and nature.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
(OCoLC)1030594833
Named Person: Paul Ricœur
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Davidson
ISBN: 9781498578899 1498578896
OCLC Number: 1039094763
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; A Companion to Ricoeur's Freedom and Nature; A Companion to Ricoeur's Freedom and Nature; Copyright page; Contents; Introduction: Freedom and Nature, Then and Now; Notes on the Composition of Freedom and Nature; Historical Influences; Key Themes; New Trajectories; The Exergue as a Poetics of the Will; Notes; References; Historical Influences; Chapter 1; Ricoeur and Merleau-Ponty; A Common Path and a Common Goal; From Perception to Action; The Intentionality of Acting; Freedom and Finitude; References; Chapter 2; Act, Sign and Objectivity. Freedom and the Fault: Nabert's Influence on the Ricoeurian Philosophy of the WillQuestions of Method; The Reciprocity of the Voluntary and the Involuntary in Light of the Nabertian Conception of the Act and Sign; The Semeiological Method of Freedom and Nature: The Diagnostic Correlation between the Body-object and the "Apprenticeship to Signs"; Notes; References; Chapter 3; Ravaisson and Ricoeur on Habit; Ravaisson on Habit; Ricoeur's Phenomenology of Habit; Notes; References; Chapter 4; The Influence of Aquinas's Psychology and Cosmology on Ricoeur's Freedom and Nature. Thomism in Mid-twentieth-Century FranceThomas Aquinas in Freedom and Nature; The Critical Appraisal of Aquinas's Cosmology; The Constructive Retrieval of Aquinas's Psychology; Conclusion; Notes; References; Key Themes; Chapter 5; The Paradox of Attention; Attention in Freedom and Nature; Historical Background to the Cartesian Attention Tradition (CAT); Ricoeur's Synthesis of CAT with Husserlian Phenomenology; Judgment, the Event of Choice, and the Effort of Attention; Notes; References; Chapter 6; The Status of the Subject in Ricoeur's Phenomenology of Decision. The Project-to-be-done and the Forgetting of the Ego-subjectThe Ego-subject's Involvement in Decision and the Issue of Responsibility; Reflexive and Pre-reflexive Imputation of the Ego-subject in the Decision; References; Chapter 7; Volo, ergo sum; Conscious Will and Embodied Existence: Disjunction and Reconciliation; Ricoeur Reading Maine de Biran: Attention, Effort, Resistance; Derrida on Maine de Biran: Resistance First, Then Effort; Notes; References; Chapter 8; On Habit; Habit and Method; Habit and Mechanism; From Habit to Nature as a Ground; Notes; References; Chapter 9. The Phenomenon of Life and Its PathosThree Figures of the Involuntary; The Eidetic Description of Life; The Pathos of the Involuntary; Conclusion: An Eidetics of Consent and its Limitations; Notes; References; New Trajectories; Chapter 10; A Descriptive Science of First-Person Experience; The Question of Historical Fact; The Epistemological-Methodological Question; A Prospective and Heuristic Question; The Necessity of a First-Person Method; Microphenomenological Explication and the Access to Meaning by Writing; The Status of the Text in a "First-Person Phenomenology."
Series Title: Studies in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur
Responsibility: edited by Scott Davidson.

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Gathering an international team of scholars, The Companion to Freedom and Nature is the first book devoted exclusively to Paul Ricoeur's Freedom and Nature. Covering important influences on Ricoeur's early thought and connecting it to current issues in embodied cognition and the philosophy of will, the companion promotes a renewed appreciation of the contemporary relevance of this groundbreaking work.

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