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 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 adventure. Ricoeur proposes a theoretical version of this circle utilizing Augustine's conception of time and Aristotle's concept of plot and, extra, develops an unique thesis of the mimetic functionality of narrative. He concludes with a entire survey and critique of recent discussions of ancient wisdom, figuring out, 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 Nineteen Sixties and 1970s.

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

"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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