22/2 - Fall 2017
Thinking with Paul Ricœur


“Thinking with Paul Ricœur” is the preoccupation of the authors of the articles published in this special issue of Forum Philosophicum. They are based on selected presentations delivered at a conference on the Ricœurian legacy held at Ignatianum in Cracow in May 2015. Among those presentations, one has a peculiar character, since rather than offering a scholarly analysis it brings us personal reflection and testimony relating to the last years of Ricœur’s life: Catherine Goldenstein (Fonds Ricœur) writes how she sees in the person of Ricœur “A Unity of Life, Teaching and Writing” (“L’unité d’une vie, d’un enseignement, d’une œuvre”). This reflection is accompanied by three scholarly approaches. Jérôme de Gramont (Institut Catholique de Paris) ponders “The Destiny of Phenomenology” as he discusses the latter’s inner limitations as revealed and tested in Ricœur’s work—which, in his opinion, heads in fair measure towards the Absolute (“Paul Ricœur et le destin de la phénoménologie”). Carla Canullo (Università di Macerata) analyzes Ricœur’s philosophical stance in terms of the relationship between the “Attestation of Evil and Testimony of Hope,” while viewing the sources of those theoretical attitudes respectively in the thoughts of Martin Heidegger and Jean Nabert (“Paul Ricœur: entre attestation du mal et témoignage de l’espérance”). Marek Drwięga (Jagiellonian University) proposes a critical approach and brings a number of his own arguments to the debate between Levinas and Ricœur on the issue of “Who is the Other?” This Ricœurian dossier is accompanied by two articles on philosophical developments in the Patristic era. Anna Zhyrkova (Jesuit University Ignatianum) puts forward a philosophical reconstruction of the concept of enhypostatonin Leontius of Byzantium, while Sergey Trostyanskiy (Union Theological Seminary) examines “St. Basil the Great’s Philosophy of Time.”