Finding Our Tongues
John McGowan on the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur
By Paul Ricoeur.
Translated by Eileen Brennan. Routledge.
46 pp. $17.95
French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, who died in 2005 at the age of 92, was both the John Dewey and the Aristotle of post–World War II philosophy. Like Dewey, Ricoeur was a sweet-tempered and optimistic thinker who wrote important and original works well into his eighties. Like Aristotle, he sought to embrace the...