Being, Essence and Substance in Plato and Aristotle

2014.08.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Ricoeur, Being, Essence and Substance in Plato and Aristotle, David Pellauer and John Starkey (trs.), Polity, 2013, 266pp.,
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2014.08.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Paul Ricoeur, Being, Essence and Substance in Plato and Aristotle, David Pellauer and John Starkey (trs.), Polity, 2013, 266pp., $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780745660554. Reviewed by Pol Vandevelde, Marquette University This is the translation of a course that Paul Ricoeur taught at the University of Strasbourg in 1953-1954 and several times since then. It circulated in a mimeographed version made at the Sorbonne in 1957 and was published as a course in 1982. The French edition by Jean-Louis Schlegel appeared in 2011. Several other courses will become available electronically in the near future. There are three main benefits in the publication and translation of this course. The first is Ricoeur's genuine contribution to the scholarship to Plato and Aristotle. This course represents his most detailed discussion of two philosophers who have remained his discussion partners until the end. Ricoeur sets for himself a. . .

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