Ricœur Studies Journal


Études Ricoeuriennes/ Ricoeur Studies (ERRS)


is an electronic, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of the work of Paul Ricoeur. The journal was founded in 2010 by Scott Davidson, Johann Michel and George Taylor. ERRS is interdisciplinary in scope and seeks to continue Ricoeur's own dialogue across the disciplines (law, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, to name only a few). ERRS invites critical appraisals and constructive extensions of Ricoeur's vast oeuvre. ERRS also welcomes original contributions from the intellectual traditions (hermeneutics, phenomenology, structuralism, analytic philosophy ...) and themes (memory, history, justice, recognition ...) that Ricoeur engaged in his work.


Editorial Direction: Prof. Eileen Brennan and Prof. Jean-Luc Amalric

Editorial Secretary: Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi



Latest issue


Etudes Ricœurienne/ Ricœur Studies has just published its latest issue Volume 8, No 1 (2017)

Guest editor: François Dosse

Questions concerning history attend the whole of Ricœur’s journey. As early as 1952, he steps in delivering a lecture on “Objectivity and Subjectivity in History,” which he will go back to in 1955 in History and Truth. Then, there will be the large triptych Time and Narrative, published between 1983 and 1985, and finally his masterwork Memory, History, Forgetting in 2000. The time has come to consider how these reflections can be fruitful for the professional historian who generally uses a number of notions, of concepts without questioning their validity and limits. In phenomenological, epistemological as well as ontological terms, Ricœur’s work is, in our opinion, a particularly rich potential resource for accompanying the reflexive and hermeneutic turn of the historical discipline.


Volume 8, No 1 (2017): History-Philosophy: Round Trip Here



Call for papers



Guest editors: Stephanie Arel, Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi

This call follows the first summer workshop co-organized in Paris by the Fonds Ricœur and The Society for Ricœur Studies, which was devoted to ideology and utopia. It is also a follow-up to Volume 5, No 2 (2014) of this journal, which already insisted on the centrality of the question of imagination in the work of Ricoeur, and proposed a reflection on the practical and poetic functions of the imagination as well as on the originality of Ricœur's theorization of the social and political imaginary.





The Previous issues:


Volume 7, No 2 (2016): Ricœur and the study of the Arts and Philosophical Aesthetics Here

Guest editors: Samuel Lelièvre, Yvon Inizan


Volume 7, No 1 (2016): Ricœur and Psychanalysis Here

Guest editors: Vinicio Busacchi, Weiny César Freitas Pinto


Volume 6, No 2 (2015): Justice at its Margins Here 

Guest editor: Geoffrey Dierckxsens


Volume 6, No 1 (2015): The Paradigm of Translation Here

Editor: Eileen Brennan


Volume 5, No 2 (2014): The question of Social and Political Imaginary Here

Editor: Jean-Luc Amalric


Volume 5, No 1 (2014): Ricœur and Analytic Philosophy Here

Editor: Johann Michel


Volume 4, No 2 (2013): The Crisis of the Self: Fragility, Vulnerability, and Suffering Here

Guest editors: Chiara Chinello, Claudia Pedone, Alberto Romele


Volume 4, No 1 (2013): Figures of Otherness Here

Guest editor: Fernanda Henriques


Volume 3, No 2 (2012): Philosophy and Religion  Here

Guest editor: Yasuhiko Sugimura


Volume 3, No 1 (2012): Implications of Paul Ricoeur's thought for social theory Here

Guest editor: Anna Borisenkova


Volume 2, No 2 (2011): Here

Guest editors: César Correa Arias, Gonçalo Marcelo, Fernando Nascimento


Volume 2, No 1 (2011): Recognition Here

Guest editor: Gonçalo Marcelo


Volume 1, No 1 (2010): Hermeneutics of the Self Here

Editors: Scott Davidson, Johann Michel