Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time & Narrative)

Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time & Narrative)

Paul Ricoeur


Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's past research, in The Rule of Metaphor, of semantic innovation on the point of the sentence. Ricoeur right here examines the production of which 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 thought of time and Aristotle's idea of plot and, extra, develops an unique thesis of the mimetic functionality of narrative. He concludes with a finished survey and critique of contemporary discussions of ancient wisdom, realizing, and writing from Aron and Mandelbaum within the overdue Thirties to the paintings of the Annales institution and that of Anglophone philosophers of historical past of the Sixties and 1970s.

"This paintings, for my part, places the full challenge of narrative, let alone philosophy of heritage, on a brand new and better aircraft of discussion."—Hayden White, History and conception

"Superb. . . . a superb aspect 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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