Volume 13, 2013
On the Proper Use of Phenomenology Paul Ricoeur Centenary
Luis António Umbelino
L’etoffe spatiale de la mémoire : Lectures de M. Merleau-Ponty et P. Ricœur
This paper aims to reflect on the possibilities of approaching the phenomenon of memory in relation to space. In order to approach memory on “the side of
space”, we will find our first decisive guidelines in M. Merleau-Ponty’s analysis of habit developed in Phenomenology of Perception. Starting from there, we will then try to show in what way memory, in a way, can be said to belong to places. The final point of the discussion is Ricœur’s investigation of architecture and urbanism’s analogies with narrative, as they allow us to consider a hermeneutic approach to the spatial fabric of time.