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For a new ethos of Europe, or perspectives of European integration

Author(s): Yvanka Raynova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics
Published by: Axia Academic Publishers
Keywords: Paul Ricoeur; hermeneutic phenoenology; ethos; European integration; translation; memory; forgiveness
Summary/Abstract: If for years, almost throughout the twentieth century, the historical responsibility of intellectuals consisted in the resistance and the fight against the "global totalitarianism" in Europe, with 1989, as Ricoeur notes, we entered in a new era, requiring a new type of commitment related to the development and renewal of the European Community. Thus, European integration should be thought not only in its economic, but also in its political, legal and cultural aspects. This requires the construction of a new community model, which is based on the principles of solidarity and the recognition of different national traditions and values, i.e., a new political and axiological consciousness. The purpose of the present article is to show what Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology can contribute to the rethinking of European coexistence in the contemporary context. The author argues that Ricoeur's contribution consists in the following: it helps to clarify the conditions for the so-called "correct use of political language", to delineating the limits of tolerance and intolerance in institutional and socio-cultural terms, it offers a new understanding of the European Community through phenomenological-hermeneutic interpretation of the dialectic between civilization and culture and least but not last, it offers a threefold model for a "new ethos for Europe."

  • Page Range: 104-116
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Bulgarian