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Les philosophes des littéraires

Abstract : Paul Ricoeur treats literature from an ontological-theological perspective. He denies the literary work the status of a subject which semanticizes the world in and through an instance of discourse. It is the Word which created and signified the world.
This neglect of the historical subjectivation of language limits itself to discussing meaning, wit
hout taking into consideration the mode of signifying. Ricoeur takes no account of rhythm where the singular and collective adventure of saying inscribes itself. According to the poetics of H. Meschonnic, literarity resides in the excess of significance (signifiance) beyond meaning. But for Ricoeur, it consists in revealing the meaning of being, a meaning given in advance and hidden.
The rejection of historicity introduces a circular movement of return to the origin. Each work models itself, in fact, upon a biblical text. And all works derive from the biblical corpus. Instead of questioning literature for itself, Ricoeur uses it to reaffirm his ontological-theological theorems.
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Akiko Yoshida. Les philosophes des littéraires. domain_other. Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint Denis, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00177625⟩



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