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Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern / Edition 1
     

Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern / Edition 1

by Gerald L. Bruns
 

ISBN-10: 0300063032

ISBN-13: 9780300063035

Pub. Date: 03/20/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this wide-ranging meditation on the nature and purpose of hermeneutics, Gerald L. Bruns argues that hermeneutics is not merely a contemporary theory but an extended family of questions about understanding and interpretation that predate the beginning of writing. Bruns situates the basic questions of hermeneutics against a background of different cultural traditions

Overview

In this wide-ranging meditation on the nature and purpose of hermeneutics, Gerald L. Bruns argues that hermeneutics is not merely a contemporary theory but an extended family of questions about understanding and interpretation that predate the beginning of writing. Bruns situates the basic questions of hermeneutics against a background of different cultural traditions and philosophical topics, discussing for example, the interpretation of oracles, the quarrel between philosophy and poetry, Rabbinical midrash, and the nature of Romantic hermeneutics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300063035
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/20/1995
Series:
Yale Studies in Hermeneutics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: What Is Hermeneutics About? 1(20)
Part One THE ANCIENTS
Truth and Power in the Discourse of Socrates
21(25)
Thucydides, Plato, and the Historicality of Truth
46(18)
Canon and Power in the Hebrew Bible
64(19)
Allegory as Radical Interpretation
83(21)
The Hermeneutics of Midrash
104(20)
Sufiyya: The Mystical Hermeneutics of al-Ghazali
124(15)
Part Two THE MODERNS
Scriptura sui ipsius interpres: Luther, Modernity, and the Foundations of Philosophical Hermeneutics
139(20)
Wordsworth at the Limits of Romantic Hermeneutics
159(20)
On the Tragedy of Hermeneutical Experience
179(16)
What Is Tradition?
195(18)
On the Radical Turn in Hermeneutics
213(16)
Against Poetry: Heidegger, Ricoeur, and the Originary Scene of Hermeneutics
229(18)
Conclusion: Toward a Hermeneutics of Freedom 247(20)
Notes 267(44)
Index 311

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