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A Companion to Ricoeur's Fallible Man

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2020.04.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott Davidson (ed.), A Companion to Ricoeur's Fallible Man, Lexington, 2019, 211pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498587112. Reviewed by John Arthos, Indiana University Bloomington Paul Ricoeur's Fallible Man is a book well served by a scholarly companion. In addition to its inherent value as a prodigious work of philosophical reflection, Fallible Man plays a pivotal role in the arc of his journey as a philosopher. Yet it is a work of confounding obscurities. It is a difficult book for several reasons. Even though Ricoeur is at pains to say what his purpose is and how he will proceed, the texture of his argument is caught up in a swirl of sublimated voices and issues that remain opaque to the untutored reader. His early writings are even more multi-voiced than his later works, dense with the myriad streams of intellectual influence at that particularly generative time... Read More

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