VII Ibero-American Congress on the Thought of Paul Ricœur

Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra | Hybrid Format (in person and on-line)

Ricœur e os Clássicos

Paul Ricœur developed a rich and multifaceted hermeneutic philosophy, based on the dialectics between tradition and innovation. At the core of this philosophy we find interpretation, first applied to symbols and signs, and later to texts, action, social phenomena and to the hermeneutics of personal and collective identities, in what he called the “hermeneutics of selfhood”. Here we find a philosophy that is original but which never does away with a long meditation of other theories, authors and works past and present, in a continuous dialogue that is simultaneously an enlarged thinking and a lesson in humility. This dialogue includes not only philosophy but also areas such as psychoanalysis, history, literary theory, classical studies, biblical studies, law or bioethics, among others.

The VIIth Ibero-American Congress on the Thought of Paul Ricœur, dedicated to the topic “Ricœur and the Classics” will take place on 14-16 September 2022 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra, and it aims to foster reflections on the ricœurian recovery of classics, understood in a broad sense. Indeed, whether through his hermeneutical retrieval of traditions, or the analyses he dedicates to the great authors and works of the past, and which goes from the Greeks (Plato, Aristotle and the tragediographers) to the main strands of thought of the 20th century, not forgetting the Bible and the whole history of philosophy and mainly figures like Kant, Hegel or Husserl, we find in Ricœur’s works a fruitful analysis of the classics, and a trove of unexplored potential to reflect on the endless meaning of these great works to which we call “classics”.

Guest Speakers

Maria Luísa Portocarrero

Universidade de Coimbra

Marcelino Agís Villaverde

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Richard Kearney

Boston College

Fernando Nascimento

Bowdoin College

Daniel Frey

Universitè de Strasbourg

Beatriz Contreras Tasso

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


VII Congresso Ibero-Americano sobre o Pensamento de Paul Ricœur

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