Pierre-Olivier Monteil

    Éthique de la pratique ordinaire 

    Paris, Pocket, 2021

    Pierre-Olivier Monteil, docteur en philosophie politique (EHESS), est chercheur-associé au Fonds Ricoeur. Il enseigne l’éthique appliquée à l’université Paris-Dauphine, à l’ESCP Europe et à Sorbonne Université. 

    Dans ce livre, il propose une réflexion sur nos pratiques de communication, notre rapport au pouvoir, l'action dans l'urgence ou encore la préocupation du risque et met à jour les ressources cachées dont nous disposons tous, celles de discernement, de la sensibilité et de la gratitude.  


    Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies (ERRS)
    ERRS Volume 13, N°1 (2022):
    «  Ricœur on Conflict »


    Call for Papers: here

    Guest Editor: Gonçalo Marcelo (CECH, Université de Coimbra)

    Editors: Jean-Luc Amalric et Ernst Wolff


    Marinescu, Paul, Ciocan, Cristian, (eds.)

    Studia Phaenomenologica, Volume 21/ 2021: From Witnessing to Testimony


    Paul Marinescu is the Fonds Ricoeur's correspondant and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Alexandru Dragomir – Institute for Philosophy

    In order to develop a hermeneutic-phenomenological analysis of testimony, this essay will first argue that testimony is “said in many ways” without being homonymous and that contemporary epistemological approaches to testimony are not capable of accounting for all paradigmatic forms of testimony.



    Ernst Wolff

    Between Daily Routine and Violent Protest: Interpreting the Technicity of Action

    Berlin, Boston : De Gruyter, 2021

    Most human action has a technical dimension. This book examines four components of this technical dimension.

    First, in all actions, various individual, organizational or institutional agents combine actional capabilities with tools, institutions, infrastructure and other elements by means of which they act. Second, the deployment of capabilities and means is permeated by ethical aspirations and hesitancies. Third, all domains of action are affected by these ethical dilemmas. Fourth, the dimensions of the technicity of action are typical of human life in general, and not just a regional or culturally specific phenomenon.

    The book is open acces here

  • Opening times of the Fonds Ricœur (2021-2022)

    From Monday to Thurday - 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies : Vol 12, No 1 (2021)

    Ricœur Postcolonial
    Guest Editors : Damien Tissot and Ernst Wolff

    Vol 12, No 1 here


    The Rule of Metaphor

    Online Summer Workshop June 17-19, 2021


    The Fourth Edition of the Fonds Ricœur's Summer Workshops, co-orgnized with the Society for Ricœur Studies

    Program: here


    Organizing Committee: Timo Helenius and Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi


    Call for Papers, n. 12: “Paul Ricœur between modernity and postmodernism”


    Guest Editors : Alessandro Colleoni and Francesca D’Alessandris

    The philosophical itinerary of Paul Ricœur (1913-2005), who can now be considered a classical thinker of the 20th century, crosses modernity and postmodernism in multiple senses. On the one hand, Ricœur’s intellectual journey is rooted in one of the most important modern philosophical traditions in France, i.e. reflective philosophy, that we can trace back to Descartes; on the other, it constantly converses with some of those authors who have diagnosed the decline of modernity – among others, the well-known “masters of suspicion”, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud. Moreover, Ricœur intertwines dialectical opposites associated with modernity and postmodernism respectively: metaphysics and nihilism, identity and difference, foundation and deconstruction. Because of this hybrid character, Ricœur’s hermeneutic phenomenology can be the protagonist of a renewed interest in the current philosophical discussion. Nowadays, indeed, the radicalization of suspicion, which is one of the typical features of postmodernism, is in turn being revoked in favour of perspectives that seek non-naive languages to think about truth, reality, and identity.

    The submission deadline is October 15th, 2021.

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    Études Ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies : Vol 11, No 2 (2020)


    Thinking Time

    Guest Editor: Olivier Abel


    Over the span of the last 10 years, since the first publication of the journal and the opening of the Fonds Ricœur to the public, we have aimed to jointly interrogate one of the great Ricœurian questions, the question of time. From the incisive essays of History and Truth to the ample Memory, History, Forgetting,1 including the three volumes of Time and Narrative, the theme of time has been one of the primary axes of Ricœur’s work. Thus, the question of time has been a main interest of the “intellectual collective” who contribute to the journal.

    Vol 11, No 2 here

  • Exceptional closure


    The Fonds Ricœur will be closed from April 19th to 21st, 2021.

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