Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ; 1. Ricoeur's Architectonic of Moral Religion ; 2. Reading Religion as Metaphysical Life in Spinoza ; 3. Reading Religion as Anthropological Life in Aristotle ; 4. Reading Religion as Moral Life in Kant ; 5. The Reflexive Autonomy of Ricoeur ; 6. A Hermeneutics of Ethical Life.
Concluding Remarks: Life, etc..
Bibliography This book presents systematic study of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutics of ethical life, as found in his later philosophical writings. It argues that a reconstruction of Ricoeur's hermeneutics presents his significant contribution to contemporary philosophy of religion and moral philosophy. What emerges is a moral religion that binds humans together universally on the basis of the life they share as capable beings. This concept of moral religion provides a crucial interpretive key with which to read Ricoeur's philosophy as a whole, and also reveals a hitherto unforeseen thread in his writings concerning ethical life, pulled through his own readings of Spinoza, Aristotle, and Kant. Ricoeur's hermeneutics is structured by a Kantian architectonic informed at different levels by these three philosophers, who ground a rich, holistic and ultimately rationalist account of ethical life and religion that resists the trappings of both positivism and postmodernism.