Hermeneutics in Real Life
The importance of hermeneutics to non-academic spheres.
Hermeneutic Themes: Viewed Across Different Areas of Practice
“The choice in favor of meaning is . . . the most general presupposition of any hermeneutics.”
-- Paul Ricoeur, “Phenomenology and Hermeneutics,” From Text to Action, 38
“The hermeneutical consciousness culminates not in methodological sureness of itself, but in the same readiness for experience that distinguishes the experienced [person] from the [person] captivated by dogma.”
-- Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method, 362
“The hermeneutical experience . . . has its own rigor: that of uninterrupted listening.”
-- Gadamer, Truth and Method, 465
“One of the aims of all hermeneutics is to struggle against cultural distance.”
-- Ricoeur, “What is a Text,” From Text to Action, 119
“Interpretation here, then, does not refer to the sense intended, but to the sense that is hidden and has to be disclosed. In this sense every text not only presents an intelligible meaning but, in many respects, needs to be interpreted.”
-- Gadamer, Truth and Method, 336
Next Conversation Session
September, 4th - Saturday at 1 pm US Eastern Time
Digital Hermeneutics - Hermeneutics and Technology
Alberto Romele will discuss with us the main theses of his monograph entitled Digital Hermeneutics in which he develops a hermeneutic approach to the digital—as both a technological milieu and a cultural phenomenon.
Find a list of contacts working on hermeneutics in real life.
External links to other groups and projects related to hermeneutics.