Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Paul Ricoeur

John McGowan (guest-blogging for Michael Bérubé while he recovers from an appendectomy) has a lovely and thoughtful post on Paul Ricoeur, who died last week. Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting, which came out in English last year, has just jumped higher on the list of books I really must get around to soon.

Scott McLemee is puzzled: "nobody in the American media has insulted Ricoeur yet. What’s going on? Have our pundits lost their commitment to mocking European intellectuals and the pointy-headed professors who read them?"

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