Call for Proposals
This Group’s primary focus for this year is on Ricoeur and ethics. Paul Ricoeur spent a significant amount of time on the question of ethics and morality. Though the terms “ethics” and “morality” are often used interchangeably, Ricoeur stipulates a distinction between them. In his usage, ethics deals with the domain of that which is taken to belong to a good human life. It is concerned with the overall aim of a life of action. Morality refers to the expression of this aim in terms of norms that are regarded as somehow obligatory. Moral norms are taken to be universal and to exercise some constraint on conduct. In standard terminology, ethics is teleologically-oriented and morality is deontologically-oriented. For Ricoeur, these orientations are complementary, and not incompatible. We are seeking papers addressing how Ricoeur’s notion of ethics and morality are framed with particular attention to the following topics:
The purpose of this Group is to promote the work of Paul Ricoeur within the broad fields of theology and religious studies. We believe that Paul Ricoeur, as a dialogue partner, has continued relevance to the manifold disciplines that constitute the AAR. Yet more than a group dedicated to the study of a particular scholar’s work — as a form of academic fandom — this Group seeks to build up and creatively utilize Ricoeur’s work in a way that enriches a wide range of theological and religious subdisciplines.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection.
Michael De Lashmutt
Jeffrey F. Keuss
Method of Submission