In Memoriam Paul Ricoeur (1913 – 2005)

Philippe Grill

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This article presents a global survey of Paul Ricœur’s work which, beyond the diversity of the treated questions and matters, has in fact a deep unity. Having adopted an hermeneutic process which leads him to defend a theory of the narrative identity giving the concept of person of the  French Personalists a philosophic foundation, Paul Ricœur proposes a coherent social philosophy which transcends the trationnal opposition between liberalism and socialism.

Key words

action, ethics, hermeneutics, identity, justice, moral, narration, person, phenomenology, politic, recognition, time.

Classification JEL: A12, A13, B40