1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics

Edited By Jeff Malpas, Hans-Helmuth Gander Copyright 2015
    778 Pages
    by Routledge

    778 Pages
    by Routledge

    Hermeneutics is a major theoretical and practical form of intellectual enquiry, central not only to philosophy but many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. With phenomenology and existentialism, it is also one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophical movements and includes major thinkers such as Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur. The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key philosophers, topics and themes in this exciting subject and is the first volume of its kind.

    Comprising over fifty chapters by a team of international contributors the Companion is divided into five parts:

    • main figures in the hermeneutical tradition movement, including Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur
    • main topics in hermeneutics such as language, truth, relativism and history
    • the engagement of hermeneutics with central disciplines such as literature, religion, race and gender, and art
    • hermeneutics and world philosophies including Asian, Islamic and Judaic thought
    • hermeneutic challenges and debates, such as critical theory, structuralism and phenomenology.

    Introduction: Hermeneutics and Philosophy Jeff Malpas  Part 1: Hermeneutic Origins  1. Hermeneutics in Greek Philosophy Francisco Gonzalez  2. Hermeneutics in Medieval Thought Mauricio Beachot  Part 2: Hermeneutic Thinkers  3. Spinoza and Vico: A New Science of Interpretation Leonardo Amoroso  4. Chladenius, Meier, Wolf: Enlightenment and Hermeneutics Frederick Beiser  5. Ast and Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Critical Philosophy Günter Scholtz  6. Dilthey: Hermeneutics and Neo-Kantianism Rudolf Makkreel  7. Nietzsche: The Ubiquity of Interpretation Babette Babich  8. Barth and Bultmann: Theology and Hermeneutics John Wilson  9. Heidegger: Hermeneutics as Ontology Ingo Farin  10. Strauss: Hermeneutics or Esotericism? Catherine H. Zuckert and Michael Zuckert  11. Gadamer: The Universality of Hermeneutics Hans-Helmuth Gander  12. Riceour: The Long Way of Hermeneutics Jean Grondin  13. Lonergan: Understanding and Belief Frederick Lawrence  14. Pareyson and Vattimo: From Truth to Nihilism Gaetano Chiuruzzi  15. Collingwood and Oakeshott: History and Idealism Giuseppina D'Oro  16. Macintyre and Taylor: Traditions, Rationality, and the Modern Predicament Arto Laitinen  17. Davidson and Rorty: Triangulation and Anti-Foundationalism Bjorn Ramberg  18. Brandom and McDowell: Hermeneutics and Normativity Glenda Satne  Part 3: Hermeneutic Questions  19. Rationality and Method Ambrosio Velasco Gómez  20. Being and Metaphysics Santiago Zabala  21. Language and Logic Daniel Dahlstrom  22. Truth and Relativism Paul Healy  23. History and Historicity Kristin Gjesdal  24. Ethics and Community Hans-Herbert Kögler  25. Politics and Critique Michael Marder  26. Dialogue and Conversation James Risser  27. Text and Translation Dennis Schmidt  28. Place and Situation Jeff Malpas  29. Meaning and Symbol William Franke  30. Life and World Eric Sean Nelson  31. Nature and Environment Brian Treanor  32. Self and Narrative Shaun Gallagher  Part 4: Hermeneutic Engagements  33. Hermeneutics, Epistemology, and Science F.B. D'Agostino  34. Hermeneutics and Literature Andrew Bowie  35. Hermeneutics, Religion, and God Jean Greisch  36. Hermeneutics, Jurisprudence and Law Ralph Poscher  37. Hermeneutics and Rhetoric John Arthos  38. Hermeneutics and Intercultural Understanding Bruce Janz  39. Hermeneutics and the Social Sciences William Outhwaite  40. Hermeneutics, Race and Gender Tina Fernandes Botts  41. Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, and the Arts Beata Sirowy  42. Hermeneutics and Education Paul Fairfield  43. Hermeneutics, Health and Medicine Fredrik Svenaeus  44. Hermeneutics, Architecture and Design Richard Coyne  Part 5: Hermeneutic Challenges and Dialogues  45. Hermeneutics and Phenomenology Robert Dostal  46. Hermeneutics and Deconstruction Donatella di Cesare  47. Hermeneutics and Critical Theory Nicholas Smith  48. Hermeneutics and Pragmatism Endre Begby  49. Hermeneutics and Psychoanalysis Philippe Cabestan  50. Hermeneutics and Language Philosophy Lee Braver  51. Hermeneutics and Feminism Georgia Warnke  52. Hermeneutics, Structuralism, and Poststructuralism Nicholas Davey  53. Hermeneutics and Confucianism Kathleen Wright  54. Hermeneutics and Judaic Thought Andrew Benjamin  55. Hermeneutics and Islamic Thought Ebrahim Moosa  Conclusion: Contemporary Hermeneutics and its Future Gianni Vattimo.  Index


    Jeff Malpas

    Quite possibly the single most comprehensive treatment of philosophical hermeneutics available in English, this volume includes contributions by a diverse body of international scholars on nearly every aspect, figure, and historical period of this multifaceted tradition. … [T] his useful volume - with its incredibly ambitious vision - is impressive in terms of both scope and depth. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE

    "Malpas and Gander have assembled an outstanding array of essays on hermeneutics by the leading theorists and practitioners of our day. Breathtaking in scope and depth, these essays situate hermeneutics at the center of ongoing dialogue between disciplines and traditions, and introduce readers to thinkers, topics, and debates without sacrificing the rigour of genuine philosophical thinking. I believe that this collection will come to be seen as the very best companion to hermeneutical thinking for our generation." - Charles Bambach, University of Texas-Dallas, USA

    "This Companion is impressive in scope and unique in the diversity of the perspectives represented in it. Thanks to the high quality of the individual chapters and its inclusive view of the field, the volume should become the standard reference work on philosophically oriented hermeneutics." - Steven Crowell, Rice University, USA