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Contemporary Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics as Method, Philosophy and Critique

ISBN 9781138082397
Published March 18, 2019 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

Hermeneutics can loosely be defined as the theory or philosophy of the interpretation of menaing. It is a central topic in the philosophy of the social sciences, the philosophy of art and language and in literary criticism. This book, first published in 1980, gives a detailed overview and analysis of the main strands of contemporary hermeneutical thought. It includes a number of readings in order to give the reader a first-hand acquaintance with the subjects and the debates within it.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Hermeneutical Theory  1. The Rise of the Classical Hermeneutics  2. Betti’s Hermeneutical Theory  Reading 1. Emilio Betti: Hermeneutics as the General Methodology of the Geisteswissenscaften  Part 2. Hermeneutic Philosophy  3. Heidegger’s Existential-Ontological Hermeneutic  4. Bultmann’s Theological Hermeneutic  5. Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutic  6. Conclusions: Hermeneutic Philosophy and Hermeneutical Theory  Reading 2. Hans-Georg Gadamer: The Universality of the Hermeneutical Problem  Part 3. Critical Hermeneutics  7. Apel: Critical Hermeneutics in the Form of an Anthropology of Knowledge  8. Habermas’s Programme of a Dialectical-Hermeneutical Social Science  9. Materialist Hermeneutics  10. Conclusions: Hermeneutics and Marxism  Reading 3. Jürgen Habermas: The Hermeneutic Claim to Universality  Part 4. Summary and New Perspectives  11. Ricoeur’s Phenomenological Hermeneutic  12. Ricoeur’s Theory of Interpretation  13. Conclusions: Ricoeur and the Hermeneutic Dispute  Reading 4. Paul Ricoeur: Existence and Hermeneutics

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