This essay explores the work of both Paul Ricoeur and Luce Irigaray particularly in regard to their appeal to imagination and imaginary constructs as ways of introducing change in thought and action. While metaphor is at the heart of Ricoeur’s theory, Irigaray eschews metaphor – at least consciously. Nevertheless, there are a number of fruitful ways that their work can be compared and contrasted, especially on the question of the other, and the concept of recognition
Keywords Imagination, Metaphor, Women, The Other, Recognition  L'imagination, La métaphore, La femme, L'autre, La reconnaissance
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DOI 10.5195/errs.2013.174
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