Resource center

The Fonds Ricoeur (Ricoeur collection) is a unique collection of documents. It brings together the philosopher Paul Ricoeur’s personal working library, his archives and his entire published work. It is also a center for seminars and scientific and scholarly meetings.


Paul Ricoeur bequeathed his personal library and archives to the Library of the Faculté libre de théologie protestante de Paris where he himself lectured and gave courses from 1958 to 1969. The “Fonds Ricoeur” was created to honour this generous gift.


Ricœur library management


The documentary space of the Fonds Ricœur  is a place for welcoming all researchers and readers who are interested in Paul Ricœur ’s thought. His library and also his archives are only available for consultation on site/ in situ, after registration.

This space will be used for exhibitions and specific activities and group visits are possible.

It is made up of three areas:

·         The Ricœur  room, which comprises:

The collection of his works in many languages and the secondary literature which his oeuvre has inspired.

Temporary exhibitions of archival documents in display cabinets, or concentric circles of readings around a work by Paul Ricœur  or a relevant theme

A space for meetings and for study

·         Ricœur’s own library, where there are workstations for researchers

·         The archives