Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time & Narrative)

Time and Narrative, Volume 1 (Time & Narrative)

Paul Ricoeur


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

Ricoeur reveals 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 conception of plot and, extra, develops an unique thesis of the mimetic functionality of narrative. He concludes with a accomplished survey and critique of contemporary discussions of old wisdom, figuring out, and writing from Aron and Mandelbaum within the past due Nineteen Thirties to the paintings of the Annales tuition and that of Anglophone philosophers of historical past of the Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.

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

"Superb. . . . a great 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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