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Icoeur proposes a theoretical model of this circle using Augustine's theory of time and Aristotle's theory of plot and further develops an original thesis of the mimetic function of narrative He concludes with a comprehensive survey and critiue of modern discussions of historical knowledge understanding and writing from Aron and Mandelbaum in the late 1930s to the work of the Annales sc Wonderful if occasionally problematic reconfiguration of the central tenets of Aristotle s Poetics Examines narrative muthos as a lived solution to the aporias of existential time The highlight is the chapter on the threefold mimesis sheer genius The Homelanders (The Homelanders, reconfiguration of the central tenets of Aristotle s Poetics Examines narrative muthos as a lived solution to the aporias of existential time The highlight is the chapter on the threefold mimesis sheer genius

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Temps et Récit

Time and Narrative builds on Paul Ricoeur's earlier analysis in The Rule of Metaphor of semantic innovation at the level of the sentence Ricoeur here examines the creation of meaning at the textual level with narrative rather than metaphor as the ruling concernRicoeur finds a healthy circle between time and narrative time is humanized to the extent that it portrays temporal experience R The first chapter discusses the theory of time distentio animi or the threefold present expectation memory attention in Augustine s Confessions the second the theory of plot in Aristotle s Poetics Not an easy read especially the first chapter which is centered on the uestion of what time is exactly and how we know it exists The second chapter is somewhat less opaue It focuses on emplotment muthos and mimetic activity mimesis which Ricoeur divides into three stages mimesis 1 organization of events or prefiguration mimesis 2 mimesis of creation or configuration of the events into a narrative mimesis 3 interpretation or refiguration by readerspectator

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Hool and that of Anglophone philosophers of history of the 1960s and 1970sThis work in my view puts the whole problem of narrative not to mention philosophy of history on a new and higher plane of discussion Hayden White History and Theory Superb A fine point of entrance into the work of one of the eminent thinkers of the present intellectual age Joseph R Gusfield Contemporary Sociology Ricoeur s organization can be frustrating between summarizing others arguments and stating what he will cover in future chapterspartsvolumes it can be easy to lose what Ricoeur is doing currently But if you re willing to be a bit patient and remind yourself of what he said he would be arguing this volume is both largely compelling and highly useful in its generous enveloping of other writers


10 thoughts on “Temps et Récit

  1. says:

    I recall the first time that I read a complete book by Hannah Arendt I was on a break from college Reading Between Past and Future I was awed And often overawed I felt that I gained insights from her only in glimpses readi

  2. says:

    I'm well into volume 2 now I recommend this book for restricted environments buses jet trips etc or long solitary periods as it reuires a lot of concentration and reuires marginalia or note taking to keep track The mind behind the text is impressive

  3. says:

    The first chapter discusses the theory of time distentio animi or the threefold present expectation memory attention in Augustine's Confessions; the second the theory of plot in Aristotle's Poetics Not an easy read especially the first chapter which is centered on the uestion of what time is exactly and how we know it exists The second chapter is somewhat less opaue It focuses on emplotment muthos and mimetic activity mimesis which Ricoeu

  4. says:

    While a brilliant work I found the layout of his work troubling Ricoeur is definitely able to tease out minute difference between ideas explicate authors who may not speak directly to one another and relate them to the larger thesis as a whole But I found his structure to be troubling as the work is split into two sections which see

  5. says:

    Wonderful if occasionally problematic reconfiguration of the central tenets of Aristotle's Poetics Examines narrative muthos as a lived solution to the aporias of existential time The highlight is the chapter on the threefold mimesis sheer genius

  6. says:

    This book is not fun

  7. says:

    More biblical scholars need to read this Of course by read I mean understand

  8. says:

    Ricoeur's organization can be frustrating between summarizing others' arguments and stating what he will cover in future chapterspartsvolumes

  9. says:

    Profound book that attempts to assess the differences in various models of history eventually concluding that history is essentially narrative in character The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is its readability

  10. says:

    I read a significant portion of this book for my literary history seminar with Mark Sandberg back in 2005 Fall I think and loved it at the same time that I had a hell of a time understanding it The first two chapters take fi

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