Hermeneutics Ancient And Modern / Edition 1

Hermeneutics Ancient And Modern / Edition 1

by Gerald L. Bruns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300063032

ISBN-13: 9780300063035

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

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…  See more details below

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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:
03/01/1995
Series:
Yale Studies in Hermeneutics Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: What Is Hermeneutics About?1
Pt. 1The Ancients
1Truth and Power in the Discourse of Socrates21
2Thucydides, Plato, and the Historicality of Truth46
3Canon and Power in the Hebrew Bible64
4Allegory as Radical Interpretation83
5The Hermeneutics of Midrash104
6Sufiyya: The Mystical Hermeneutics of al-Ghazali124
Pt. 2The Moderns
7Scriptura sui ipsius interpres: Luther, Modernity, and the Foundations of Philosophical Hermeneutics139
8Wordsworth at the Limits of Romantic Hermeneutics159
9On the Tragedy of Hermeneutical Experience179
10What Is Tradition?195
11On the Radical Turn in Hermeneutics213
12Against Poetry: Heidegger, Ricoeur, and the Originary Scene of Hermeneutics229
Conclusion: Toward a Hermeneutics of Freedom247
Notes267
Index311

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