Etre fidèle à soi: Féminisme, éthique et justice à la lumière de la philosophie de Paul Ricœur

Damien Tissot

Abstract


In this paper, I read Paul Ricoeur in dialogue with Judith Butler, Emmanuel Levinas and Annie Léchenet. I suggest that Ricoeur’s philosophy provides interesting tools to articulate two simultaneous feminist claims, that is, a claim for recognition and a claim of justice. This article particularly highlights how the Ricoeurian hermeneutics of the subject, which puts self-esteem at the centre of the good life with and for others within just institutions, can provide an interesting frame for feminist research. Through my reading of Ricoeur, by linking more precisely the notions of promise and self-esteem, I argue that Ricoeur’s philosophy allows us to develop a theory of faithfulness to oneself, which, I suggest, is an implicit claim of feminist discourse.


Keywords


Feminism, Self-esteem, Hermeneutics, Justice



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2013.166



Copyright (c) 2013 Damien Tissot

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