Present and Eternity. Two Categories of the Philosophy of History of Paul Ricoeur

The work of Ricoeur, Temps et récit (three volumes, published between 1983- 1985) is one of his major works about the philosophy of history. This workis studied in this article to verify whether it is a philosophy of history and, above all, to deepen on the author’s thought about this important subject. The terms of the title, time and story, are already revealing its contents, and beside these two categories of a possible dialectic can be considered, namely, the present and the eternity.