Philosophical Hermeneutics and Literary Theory

Philosophical Hermeneutics and Literary Theory

Author: Joel Weinsheimer

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ISBN: 0300047851

Category: Philosophy

Page: 173

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In this lucid and elegantly written book, Joel Weinsheimer discusses how the insights of Hans-Georg Gadamer alter our understanding of literary theory and interpretation. Weinsheimer begins by surveying modern hermeneutics from Schleiermacher to Ricoeur, showing that Gadamer's work is situated in the middle of an onging dialogue. Gadamer's hermenutics says, Weinsheimer, is specifically philosophical, for it explores how understanding occurs at all, not how it should be regulated in order to function more rigorously or effectively. According to Weinsheimer, Gadamer views understanding as an effect of history, not an action but a passion, something that happens on metaphor: it fuses the different into the same but, like metaphor, does not repress difference. Similarly, Gadamer's critique of the semiotic conception of language redresses the balance between difference and sameness in the relation of word and world. The common thread in the contributions of philosophical hermeneutics to literary theory is the multifaceted tension between the one and the many, between sameness and difference. This appears in metaphor and application, in the complex dialogue between the past and present, and between the interpretation and the interpreted generally. In the final chapter of the book, "The Question of the Classic," Weinsheimer explores the implications of this analysis of Gadamer's hermeneutics for the current debate concerning the study of the canon and the classic.

Philosophical Hermeneutics and Literary Theory
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Joel Weinsheimer, Professor Joel Weinsheimer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

In this lucid and elegantly written book, Joel Weinsheimer discusses how the insights of Hans-Georg Gadamer alter our understanding of literary theory and interpretation. Weinsheimer begins by surveying modern hermeneutics from Schleiermacher to Ricoeur, showing that Gadamer's work is situated in the middle of an onging dialogue. Gadamer's hermenutics says,
Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Jean Grondin
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

In this wide-ranging historical introduction to philosophical hermeneutics, Jean Grondin discusses the major figures from Philo to Habermas, analyzes conflicts between various interpretive schools, and provides a persuasive critique of Gadamer's view of hermeneutic history, though in other ways Gadamer's Truth and Method serves as a model for Grondin's approach.
Corresponding Sense
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Brook W. R. Pearson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: BRILL

"Corresponding Sense" investigates various issues to do with the study of Paul in the New Testament from the perspective of Hans-Georg Gadamer s philosophical hermeneutics. Alongside theoretical and practical development of Gadamer s philosophy, the book deals with the following New Testament topics: assumptions concerning the background story of the
Corresponding Sense
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Brook W.R. Pearson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Corresponding Sense investigates various issues to do with the study of Paul in the New Testament from the perspective of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics. Alongside theoretical and practical development of Gadamer’s philosophy, the book deals with the following New Testament topics: assumptions concerning the background story of the letter to
Unveiling the Apocalyptic Paul
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: R. Barry Matlock
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-02-01 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'Apocalyptic' is a key concept for 20th century interpretation of Paul, embracing several major figures and strands of inquiry. But the category 'apocalyptic' has itself of late come in for scrutiny, which in turn reflects back on 'apocalyptic' interpretation of Paul. This study offers a review of interpretation, ranging beyond