Form and Figure: Paul Ricoeur and the Rehabilitation of Human Work

Mei, Todd (2006) Form and Figure: Paul Ricoeur and the Rehabilitation of Human Work. Journal of French Philosophy, 16 (1). pp. 57-70. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article elucidates the metaphorical, as opposed to strictly necessary, nature of work. It utilizes Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutical philosophy relating to the ontological dimension of metaphor. The analysis takes as its starting point the fact that both the word and work are forms of poiesis. Like the word, work has both a literal (necessary) and metaphorical (figurative) function. And like metaphor, work is therefore better understood no longer simply as necessary but as transformative of reality and meaning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Todd Mei
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 13:52
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 15:44
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23356 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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