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Paul Ricoeur's whole philosophical venture narrates a fondness for the possibleexpressed within the wish that during spite of loss of life, closure, and sedimentation, lifestyles is opened through superabundance, by way of how the realm supplies us even more than is feasible. Ricoeur's philosophical anthropology is a phenomenology of human ability, which supplies onto the groundless flooring of man or woman, specifically, God. hence the tale of the able guy, starting with unique goodness held captive through a servile will and finishing with the opportunity of liberation and regeneration of the guts, underpins his ardour for the greater than attainable. The essays during this quantity hint the fluid move among phenomenological and non secular descriptions of the able self that emerges throughout Ricoeur's oeuvre and identify issues of connection for destiny advancements that will draw proposal from this physique of proposal.

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Brian Treanor and Henry Isaac Venema ................. 17728$ $CH1 04-07-10 09:49:54 PS 21 PAGE 21 Asserting Personal Capacities and Pleading for Mutual Recognition PA U L R I C O E U R I The prize with which I have been honored by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, and for which I extend my sincere thanks, is motivated by the humanism attributed to my life’s work by these generous benefactors. The reflections that follow are devoted to examining some of the bases of this humanism.

Power is the whole of what I can do; impotence, the sum of what I cannot. In the broad sense 27 ................. 17728$ $CH3 04-07-10 09:49:50 PS PAGE 27 of the word, it is about an approach to the human phenomenon in terms of acting and suffering, of praxis and pathos. This is why I readily designate the human as an acting and suffering being. I will briefly point out the major divisions under which I place the examination of his capacities and incapacities. I will thus give an idea of the extent of the problems of the capable man.

Vol. 6 of Universite´ de tous les savoirs (Paris: Odile Jacob, 2001), 461–73. 40 Religious Belief: The Difficult Path of the Religious ................. ’’2 It is almost eighteen months now since Ricoeur’s death. I believe he would have agreed that as the work of mourning progresses, the balance shifts between what at first is an almost overwhelming sense of grief and an accompanying sense of loss. Grief, for those who feel it, never completely disappears, but it is the sense of loss that most holds its strength.

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