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History and Truth
by Paul Ricoeur
foreword by David M. Rasmussen
introduction by Charles A. Kelbley
Northwestern University Press, 2007
Paper: 978-0-8101-2400-4
Library of Congress Classification B2430.R552E5 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 901

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In this volume, Paul Ricoeur investigates the antinomy between history and truth, or between historicity and meaning. He argues that history has meaning insofar as it approaches universality and system, but has no meaning insofar as this universality violates the singularity of individuals' lives. Imposing unity upon truth, or unifying the diversity of knowledge and opinion, creates a singular and universal history but destroys historicity and subjectivity. Allowing for singularities in history promotes a multiplicity of truths over a single, unique truth, and thereby annihilates system

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