Action and Language: A Poetic of the Will

Carlos A Garduño Comparán


This text shows how, for Paul Ricoeur, imagination as a poetic faculty allows us to structure the meaning of our action through metaphor and fiction. From this perspective, we will discuss the way in which such meaning is configured within the discourse as an absence that allows human will to judge its freedom and possibilities of action in the world. All of the above will allow us to argue that the poetic faculty and its cultural creations are the fundamental elements of the transformation of reality and the realization of the human will.

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