Un maître inoubliable: Paul Ricœur

Paulin J. Hountondji


In this autobiographical essay, introduced by Ernst Wolff, Paulin Hountonji gives an account of his relation to Paul Ricœur. A sketch of his own academic development and his experience of the Parisian philosophy milieu in the 1960s serves as background for his chosing Ricœur as his doctoral supervisor. The essay makes plain the proximities between Hountondji and Ricœur (especially the study of Husserl), but identifies also occasional and missed encounters.


Ricœur; Husserl; African philosophy; Science; Phenomenology; Unesco.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2021.554

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