Ricœur Studies Journal


Études Ricoeuriennes/ Ricoeur Studies (ERRS)


Études ricœuriennes / Ricœur Studies is an open access electronic journal founded in 2010 by Scott Davidson, Johann Michel and George Taylor and dedicated to the study of the work of philosopher Paul Ricœur. Today, ERSS is known worldwide as an international, interdisciplinary academic journal that encourages critical and constructive interpretations of Ricœur’s work. ERSS is intended to be more than a journal of commentary on the philosopher’s thought; it also welcomes the submission of original contributions – in French or in English – that draw on the philosophical traditions (hermeneutics, phenomenology, structuralism, analytic philosophy, etc.) and questions (memory, history, justice, will, recognition, etc.) that Ricœur continued to explore. The editors of the journal also wish to continue the dialogue, which Ricœur constantly pursued, between philosophy and the human and social sciences (law, political science, sociology, anthropology, history...).

In 2013, following a meeting of its evaluation commission, the French Agence d’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur (since replaced by the Haut Conseil de l'évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur) officially recognized Études ricœuriennes/Ricœur studies, listing it as a reference journal in philosophy. This is a significant recognition of the work of the authors and the editorial team.

To date, ERRS has more than 800 users and has contributors from more than 25 different nationalities.

News from the Journal

Ernst Wolff (Institute of Philosophy - KU Leuven) has succeeded Farhang Erfani as co-director, with Jean-Luc Amalric, of Études ricœuriennes / Ricœur studies.
Amélie Canu (CNRS) has succeeded Guillaume Braunstein as editorial secretary.
We would like to express our gratitude to Guillaume Braunstein for the years he has spent at our side in the administrative part of Ricœur Studies and thank him warmly for his excellent editorial work.
We also extend our immense gratitude to Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi  for her valuable editorial work for the journal in 2017 and 2018.


Editors: Prof. Ernst Wolff and Prof. Jean-Luc Amalric
Editorial Secretary: Amélie Canu



Call for Papers


Volume 13, N° 1 (2022): Ricœur on Conflict  Here

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


Latest issue


Volume 12, N° 1 (2021): Postcolonial Ricœur Here
Guest Editors: Damien Tissot and Ernst Wolff


Next issue

Volume 12, N° 2 (2021): to come


The Previous issues:

Vol 11, N° 2 (2020): Thinking time Here
Guest Editor: Olivier Abel


Volume 11, N° 1 (2020): Philosophy of Language Here
Guest Editor: Philippe Lacour

Volume 10, N° 2 (2019): Pratical Wisdom Here
Guest Editor: Fernando Nascimento

Volume 10, N° 1 (2019): The Philosophy of Memory Here
Guest Editor: Jeffrey Andrew Barash


Volume 9, No 2 (2018): Affectivity, initiative, fragility and vulnerability in Ricœur’s philosophical anthropology Here

Guest editors: Beatriz Contreras Tasso et Patricio Mena Malet


Volume 9, No 1 (2018): Rethinking Ideology and Utopia: 30 Years Later  Here
Guest Editors: Stephanie Arel and Azadeh Thiriez-Arjangi


Volume 8, No 2 (2017): Varia here

Editor: Eileen Brennan


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

Guest editor: François Dosse


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