Thinking with Paul Ricoeur: Ethics

050523.ricoeur.jpgSunday, October 27, 2013

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Swift Hall

The University of Chicago Divinity School



This is the first in a series of occasional sessions at the Divinity School to commemorate the centenary of Paul Ricoeur’s birth. To attempt to capture something of his unique intellectual spirit, the sessions aim to think with Ricoeur toward an enhanced understanding of religion via the themes of ethics, philosophy, and culture.  


Chair: Richard A. Rosengarten, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature
1:00 PM
Catherine Chalier, Professeure  de  philosophie,  Université  Paris Ouest Nanterre
“Paul  Ricoeur  and  Emmanuel  Levinas: Self-respect  or  the  dignity of  being  elected?”
2:15 PM
William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion
“Groundwork for the Hermeneutics of Morals: Paul Ricoeur and the Future of Ethics”
3:15 PM  Discussion
4:00 PM  Reception

Sponsored by the France Chicago Center and the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School