From Text to Action

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2399-1
Publication Date
September 2007
Page Count
360 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

From Text to Action

Essays in Hermeneutics, II
With his writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, Marxism, ideology, and religion, Paul Ricoeur has single-handedly redefined and revitalized the hermeneutic tradition. From Text to Action is an essential companion to the now classicThe Conflict of Interpretations. Here, Ricoeur continues and extends his project of constructing a general theory of interpretation, positioning his work in relation to its own philosophical background: Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer, and Weber. He also responds to contemporary figures like K.O. Apel and Jürgen Habermas, connecting his own theorization of ideology to their version of ideology critique
About the Author

Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) is the author of numerous books, including History and TruthThe Conflict of InterpretationsFrom Text to ActionFreedom and Nature, and Husserl. These five titles are being reissued by Northwestern University Press with new forewords.

Kathleen Blamey has taught philosophy at California State University, Hayward, and the American University in Paris.

John B. Thompson is a professor of sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Richard Kearney is the Charles Seelig Professor in Philosophy at Boston College.