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Ricoeur on Moral Religion

James Carter


This book presents systematic study of Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutics of ethical life, as found in his later philosophical writings. It argues that a reconstruction of Ricoeur’s hermeneutics presents his significant contribution to contemporary philosophy of religion and moral philosophy. What emerges is a moral religion that binds humans together universally on the basis of the life they share as capable beings. This concept of moral religion provides a crucial interpretive key with which to read Ricoeur’s philosophy as a whole, and also reveals a hitherto unforeseen thread in his writings conce ... More

Keywords: Ricoeur, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, hermeneutics, ethical life, Spinoza, Aristotle, Kant, capable being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717157
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Carter, author
Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion, Wellington College