[Reader-list] Golden Jubilee Lecture by Charles Taylor On Paul Ricoeur

Praveen Rai praveenrai at csds.in
Tue Nov 12 03:30:59 CST 2013

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies

invites you to a Golden Jubilee Lecture

*Charles Taylor* On *Paul Ricoeur*

*Mrinal Miri *will Chair

Monday, 25 November 2013, 6 pm

Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre,

 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

The focus of the lecture is Paul Ricoeur’s philosophical anthropology.  Charles
Taylor puts Ricouer’s thought in the context of the battles in
philosophical anthropology in the 20th century.  He explains how Ricoeur
gave up the idea that there is a short royal road to understanding human
beings, be this reductive science, structuralism or Husserlian direct
introspection and developed his own hermeneutical approach in which we
presume our own enigmatus status and strive to understand ourselves by
painstakingly coming to a better understanding of our history, religions,
ideologies, institutions, manners of writing literature and creating
art.  Hence
the laborious work of Ricoeur, going in depth into various aspects of
these, reading massively in all directions. A very vast enterprise, but the
only way to do this kind of thing!

*Charles Taylor *is one of the most eminent philosophers in the world. He
has received numerous awards that include the Prix Léon-Gérin by the Québec
government (1992), the Templeton Prize (2007) and the Kyoto Prize (2008).
He was made a Grand officier of the Ordre national du Québec and a
Companion of the Order of Canada. Among his many books are: *Hegel*, *Sources
of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity*, and *A Secular Age.*

Mrinal Miri is the Chairman of the Centre for the Study of Developing

Praveen Rai
Academic Secretary
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29, Rajpur Road
Delhi - 110054
Phone: 91-11-23942199
Fax: 91-11-23943450

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