Paul Ricoeur’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 27, 1913

Death Date

May 20, 2005

Age of Death

92 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes

Place of Death

May 20, 2005

Profession

Philosopher

The philosopher Paul Ricoeur died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Renowned French philosopher who combined phenomenological description with hermeneutics.

He was raised in a Protestant home, and his father was killed in World War I. He married his childhood friend Simone.

Ricœur died on 20 May 2005, aged 92, at his home in Châtenay-Malabry, France, of natural causes. French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin declared that “the humanist European tradition is in mourning for one of its most talented exponents”.

Quotes

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First, it is not unimportant that the legislative texts of the Old Testament are placed in the mouth of Moses and within the narrative framework of the sojourn at Sinai.

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If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.

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This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom.

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Testimony should be a philosophical problem and not limited to legal or historical contexts where it refers to the account of a witness who reports what he has seen.

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The moral law commands us to make the highest possible good in a world the final object of all our conduct.