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A Companion to Hermeneutics is a collection of original essays from leading international scholars that provide a definitive historical and critical compendium of philosophical hermeneutics.
Offers a definitive historical, systematic, and critical compendium of hermeneutics
Represents state-of-the-art thinking on the major themes, topics, concepts and figures of the hermeneutic tradition in philosophy and those who have influenced hermeneutic thought, including Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Foucault, Habermas, and Rorty
Explores the art and theory of interpretation as it intersects with a number of philosophical and inter-disciplinary areas, including humanism, theology, literature, politics, education and law
Features contributions from an international cast of leading and upcoming scholars, who offer historically informed, philosophically comprehensive, and critically astute contributions in their individual fields of expertise
Written to be accessible to interested non-specialists, as well asprofessional philosophers
Niall Keane is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Head of Department, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. Chris Lawn is Lecturer in Philosophy at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Notes on Contributors x Introduction 1Niall Keane and Chris Lawn Part I Hermeneutics and the History of Philosophy 9 1 The History of Hermeneutics 11Eileen Brennan 2 Hermeneutics and the Ancient Philosophical Legacy: HermYneia and PhronYsis 22Jussi Backman 3 Medieval Hermeneutics 34David Vessey 4 Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy: The Art of Understanding 45Andrew Bowie 5 Gadamer and German Idealism 54Theodore George Part II Themes and Topics 63 6 Hermeneutics and Ethical Life: On the Return to Factical Life 65Dennis J. Schmidt 7 Hermeneutics and Politics 72Bruce Krajewski 8 Religion 77Felix O Murchadha 9 Method 86Inga Roemer 10 Truth 96Kristin Gjesdal 11 Historicity and Temporality 105Brian Rogers 12 Memory 114Hans Ruin 13 Language and Alterity 122James Risser 14 Identity, History, Tradition 130Charles Guignon 15 Recognition and Freedom 144David Espinet and Matthias Flatscher 16 Aesthetics and Perception 155Gunter Figal 17 Hermeneutics and Ontology 162Istvan M. Feher 18 Narrative 172Robert Piercey 19 Rationality, Knowledge, and Relativism 180Paul Fairfield 20 Finitude 188Thomas Schwarz Wentzer 21 Authority 197Robert J. Dostal 22 Subjectivity and Hermeneutics 205John Russon 23 Biblical Hermeneutics 212Jens Zimmermann Part III Key Concepts 227 24 Understanding 229Donatella Di Cesare 25 Interpretation, Judgment, and Critique 236Rudolf A. Makkreel 26 Word, Image, and Concept 242Nicholas Davey 27 Horizonality 248Thomas J. Nenon 28 Application and Praxis 253Lawrence K. Schmidt 29 Dialectic 259Thomas Schwarz Wentzer 30 Play 265Tony O Connor 31 Sense and Meaning: From Aristotle to Heidegger 270Thomas Sheehan 32 Prejudice and Pre (c)\Understanding 280Istvan M. Feher 33 On the Manifold Senses of Mimesis: From Plato to Gadamer and Beyond 289John Sallis 34 The Hermeneutical Circle 299Jean Grondin 35 Metaphor and Symbol 306Karl Simms 36 Dialogue, Goodwill, and Community 312David Vessey 37 Textuality 320Karl Simms 38 Lived Experience: Erlebnis and Erfahrung 326Nicholas Davey Part IV Major Figures 333 39 Martin Luther 335Jens Zimmermann 40 August Boeckh 342Robert J. Dostal 41 Immanuel Kant 348Rudolf A. Makkreel 42 G. W. F. Hegel 354John Russon 43 F. D. E. Schleiermacher 360Jens Zimmermann 44 Friedrich Nietzsche 366Babette E. Babich 45 Wilhelm Dilthey 378Rudolf A. Makkreel 46 Edmund Husserl 383Pol Vandevelde 47 Martin Heidegger 389Cristina Lafont 48 Hans (c)\Georg Gadamer 397Jean Grondin 49 Mircea Eliade: Structural Hermeneutics and Philosophy 404David M. Rasmussen 50 Paul Ricoeur 412Robert Piercey 51 E. D. Hirsch 417Robert J. Dostal 52 Michel Foucault 423Tony O Connor 53 Gianni Vattimo 429Nicholas Davey 54 Karl (c)\Otto Apel 435Pol Vandevelde 55 Jurgen Habermas 440Cristina Lafont 56 Richard Rorty 446Robert Piercey 57 Gunter Figal 451Morten Sorensen Thaning Part V Philosophical Intersections and Encounters 459 58 Hermeneutics and Phenomenology 461Eileen Brennan 59 Hermeneutics and Deconstruction 471Donatella Di Cesare 60 Hermeneutics, Politics, and Philosophy 481Roberto Alejandro 61 Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science: Interpreting Nature, Reading Laboratory Science 492Babette E. Babich 62 Hermeneutics and Pragmatism 505David Vessey 63 Hermeneutics and Education 513Paul Fairfield 64 Hermeneutics and Critical Theory 520Margherita Tonon 65 Hermeneutics and Theology 530John Panteleimon Manoussakis 66 Hermeneutics and Rhetoric 539Bruce Krajewski 67 Hermeneutics: Literature and Being 548Rod Coltman 68 Hermeneutics and Feminist Philosophy 557Sara Heinamaa 69 Hermeneutics and the Analytic Continental Divide 573Sara Heinamaa 70 Hermeneutics and Humanism 585Istvan M. Feher 71 Hermeneutics and Law 595Francis J. Mootz III Index 604
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