Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time & Narrative)

Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time & Narrative)

Paul Ricoeur


Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's previous research, in The Rule of Metaphor, of semantic innovation on the point of the sentence. Ricoeur right here examines the construction of that means on the textual point, with narrative instead of metaphor because the ruling concern.

Ricoeur unearths a "healthy circle" among time and narrative: time is humanized to the level that it portrays temporal event. Ricoeur proposes a theoretical version of this circle utilizing Augustine's concept of time and Aristotle's thought of plot and, additional, develops an unique thesis of the mimetic functionality of narrative. He concludes with a complete survey and critique of contemporary discussions of old wisdom, figuring out, and writing from Aron and Mandelbaum within the past due Thirties to the paintings of the Annales college and that of Anglophone philosophers of heritage of the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.

"This paintings, in my opinion, places the complete challenge of narrative, let alone philosophy of heritage, on a brand new and better aircraft of discussion."—Hayden White, History and thought

"Superb. . . . an exceptional element of front into the paintings of 1 of the eminent thinkers of the current highbrow age."—Joseph R. Gusfield, Contemporary Sociology

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