Society’s Mission

The Society is a membership organization for scholars, students and independent researchers pursuing research related to the work and thought of Paul Ricoeur.  The Society promotes interdisciplinary scholarship that explores and extends Ricoeur’s studies in areas such as philosophy, religion, jurisprudence, ethics, history, psychoanalysis, literary theory, narrative, rhetoric, aesthetic experience and imagination.  In the spirit of Ricoeur’s work, the Society seeks to foster dialogues across disciplines in the interest of developing broader understandings and insights into the ethical, religious, political and aesthetic issues of our time.  The Society is committed to providing a welcoming forum nationally and internationally for critical engagements with Ricoeur’s philosophy and its relevance for current research across multiple disciplinary spectrums.  The Society is equally committed to encouraging and promoting student involvement in the Society’s activities.