Grasping the ‘idea of university’ – on crossing the language boundaries in Paul Ricœur’s idiolect on the example of an analysis of Faire l’Université, Réforme et révolution dans l’Université and L’avenir de l’Université

Patrycja Bobowska-Nastarzewska

Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu


Abstract

The aim of the paper is to analyse Paul Ricoeur’s idiolect in texts concerned with the
(still valid) reform of the university: Faire l’Université (1964), Réforme et révolution dans
l’Université (1968) and L’avenir de l’Université (1971). The research method used here
comes from cognitive linguistics, in particular from the theory of metaphor by George
Lakoff and Mark Johnson. Paul Ricoeur, outlining the extent of the necessary changes
to be implemented within the institution of university, employs a whole range of conceptual
metaphors, including, among others, those from the language of the military (e.g. REFORM
OF UNIVERSITY IS A WAR), industry (e.g. UNIVERSITY IS AN ENTERPRISE),
medicine (e.g. UNIVERSITY IS A LABORATORY). Crossing language boundaries, Ricoeur offers an original conceptualization of the notion of university, thus emphasizing difficulties
encountered when describing the complex structure of the institution, its function within
the state, and the professor–student relationship.


Keywords:

university, Paul Ricoeur, conceptual metaphor, language boundaries

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2022-03-31

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Bobowska-Nastarzewska, P. (2022). Grasping the ‘idea of university’ – on crossing the language boundaries in Paul Ricœur’s idiolect on the example of an analysis of Faire l’Université, Réforme et révolution dans l’Université and L’avenir de l’Université. Prace Językoznawcze, 24(1), 151–166. https://doi.org/10.31648/pj.7605

Patrycja Bobowska-Nastarzewska 
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu



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