AFFERMAZIONE ORIGINARIA, ATTESTAZIONE, RICONOSCIMENTO
L’ITINERARIO DELL’ANTROPOLOGIA FILOSOFICA DI PAUL RICOEUR
Through an analysis of the concepts of originary affirmation, attestation and recognition, this article aims at redefining the meaning and motivations of the reflexive progress that leads Ricoeur from Fallible Man to Oneself as Another and to The Course of Recognition. To that purpose, the article first tries to show the profound continuity of the Ricoeurian anthropological project, both in its problematic and in method; it then tries to elucidate the central difficulties inherent in the idea of a poetic constitution of the self that lead Ricoeur to elaborate anew the key concepts of his hermeneutics of the self. In light of Ricoeur’s constant dialogue with Nabert’s philosophy, it finally attempts to show how the concepts of attestation and recognition essentially originate in a closer examination of the notion of originary affirmation, itself extended by a reflection on testimony.