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Paul Ricoeur’s first booklet, Freedom and Nature, introduces many subject matters that resurface in quite a few methods all through his later paintings, yet its importance has been more often than not neglected within the box of Ricoeur experiences. amassing jointly a global workforce of students, The spouse to Freedom and Nature is the 1st book-length learn to concentration solely on Freedom and Nature. It is helping readers to appreciate this complicated paintings by way of offering cautious textual research of particular arguments within the booklet and by situating them with regards to Ricoeur’s early affects, together with Merleau-Ponty, Nabert, and Ravaisson.But most significantly, this publication demonstrates that Freedom and Nature is still a compelling and important source for readers this present day, accurately since it resonates with contemporary advancements within the parts of embodied cognition, philosophical psychology, and philosophy of the need. Freedom and Nature is essentially a booklet approximately embodiment, and it situates the human physique on the crossroads of task and passivity, motivation and causation, the voluntary and the involuntary. This notion of the physique informs Ricoeur’s precise remedy of issues similar to attempt, behavior, and a focus which are of a lot curiosity to students at the present time. jointly the chapters of this e-book offer a renewed appreciation of this crucial and leading edge work.

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