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Department of Philosophy

Charles Reagan


Dr. Reagan specializes in Paul Ricoeur.


La Sorbonne, Paris, France

A.B. Holy Cross College

M.A., Ph.D. University of Kansas

Representative publications

Paul Ricoeur: His Life and His Work (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)

"El tiempo y el espacio de Ricoeur," published in La Reforma, the principal Mexico City newspaper. Translated into Spanish by Jesus Salazar Velasco. Appeared on May 29, 2005.

"Paul Ricoeur," Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Fall 2005

"Paul Ricoeur," Review of Metaphysics, Fall 2005

"Reflections on Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting," Philosophy Today, Vol 49, No 3/5, Fall 2005

"Paul Ricoeur's The Course of Recognition: His Last Work and His Last Days," Journal of French Philosophy, Vol. 16, Nos 1, 2, Spring-Fall 2006.

"Réflexions sur L'Ouvrage de Paul Ricoeur: La Mémoire, l'histoire, l'oubli," Transversalités, No. 105, Jan-Mar 2008.

"Binding and Loosing, Promising and Forgiving, Amnesty and Amnesia," in Reading Ricoeur, edited by David Kaplan, (Binghampton: SUNY Press, 2008).

"Paul Ricoeur and Maréchal Pétain," Ricoeur Studies Symposium, Duquesne University, Oct. 2008.

"Paul Ricoeur's memory, history, forgetting," Keynote Address given at the international conference "Paul Ricoeur: Poetics and Religion," Leuven, Belgium, Oct. 28-31, 2008. It will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

"Paul Ricoeur's Living unto Death," edited by Catherine Goldenstein and Olivier Abel, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, June 2009.

"Paul Ricoeur: The Last 15 Years," read at Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, May 12, 2010.

"Conversations with Paul Ricoeur" in Paul Ricoeur: Poetics and Religion, edited by J. Verheyden, T.L. Hettema and P. Vandecasteele (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 240), 2010.


Email: reagan@ksu.edu

Phone: 785-532-8208

Fax: 785-532-3522