Paul Ricœur( 27 February 1913 - 20 May 2005 )
Jean Paul Gustave Ricœur was a French philosopher best known for combining phenomenological description with hermeneutics. As such, his thought is within the same tradition as other major hermeneutic phenomenologists, Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer. In 2000, he was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy for having "revolutionized the methods of hermeneutic phenomenology, expanding the study of textual interpretation to include the broad yet concrete domains of mythology, biblical exegesis, psychoanalysis, theory of metaphor, and narrative theory."
Paul Ricœur was born in 1913 in >Valence, Drôme, France to Jules and Florentine Favre Ricœur, a devout Protestant family, making him a member of a religious minority in Catholic France.
Ricœur's father died in a 1915 World...