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Oneself as Another

Paul Ricoeur has been hailed as one of the most important thinkers of the century. Oneself as Another, the clearest account of his "philosophical ethics," substantiates this position and lays the groundwork for a metaphysics of morals.

Focusing on the concept of personal identity, Ricoeur develops a hermeneutics of the self that charts its epistemological path and ontological status.

374 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1992

Philosophy: Ethics, Philosophy of Mind

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Question of Selfhood
"Person" and Identifying Reference: A Semantic Approach
Utterance and the Speaking Subject: A Pragmatic Approach
An Agentless Semantics of Action
From Action to the Agent
Personal Identity and Narrative Identity
The Self and Narrative Identity
The Self and the Ethical Aim
The Self and the Moral Norm
The Self and Practical Wisdom: Conviction
What Ontology in View?

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