Searching for Selfhood: Ricoeur’s Recognition and Cavellian Acknowledgment

This paper aims to outline how the findings
of one of Ricoeur’s final books, The Course of Recognition fit into Ricoeur’s
philosophy of selfhood, and to do so by comparing Ricoeur’s analyses of the
concept of recognition and Stanley Cavell’s explorations of the idea of
acknowledgment.

Keywords: Paul Ricoeur, Stanley Cavell, acknowledgment, recognition,
intersubjectivity, selfhood

doi: 10.14746/eip.2016.1.12