International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Why the Reality is Not Totalisable: An Introduction to Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy of Action
Vinicio Busacchi

This article the matises Ricoeur’s speculative parcours around the philosophy of action. It starts by offering a perspective on French (Continental) philosophy’s contribution to the Philosophy of Action. The roles played by Sartre and Merleau-Ponty’s existential phenomenology, and the Structure lists are particularly emphasised, including references to Ricoeur’s speculative researches. These Ricoeurian developments can be connected under a general anthropological perspective, creating a double (productive) implication: (1) to recognise a new interpretative key for the Ricoeurian parcours, and (2) to find a new (Ricoeurian) way to defend the idea of the gnoseological and epistemological impossibility that considers the reality of the world as a comprehensive knowledge.

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