Che cosa è ‘limite’ per Paul Ricoeur

This entry is part 23 of 38 in the series Vol 4-2019

Abstract: Starting from the analysis of some uses of the concepts of ‘crisis’ and ‘conflicts’ (which work as key-concepts in Paul Ricoeur’s “philosophy of the limit”) we grasp an intertwined relationship between the historical and critical dimension of modernity on the one hand, and the psychological and sociological dimension concerning human emancipation on the other. Ricoeur’s philosophy of the ‘capable human being’ reveals how human identity is dialectically connected with historical and social progress, and reversibly, how human’s emancipation influences the life world in terms of social progress. To overcome the limits constitutes the key-passage for human emancipation as well as for social progress.

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