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History and Truth (SPEP)
by Paul Ricoeur
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Weight: 1.25 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 9 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 0810124009
ISBN 13: 9780810124004
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In this volume, Paul Ricoeur investigates the antinomy between history and truth, or between historicity and meaning. He argues that history has meaning insofar as it approaches universality and system, but has no meaning insofar as this universality violates the singularity of individuals' lives. Imposing unity upon truth, or unifying the diversity of knowledge and opinion, creates a singular and universal history but destroys historicity and subjectivity. Allowing for singularities in history promotes a multiplicity of truths over a single, unique truth, and thereby annihilates system.


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