Hermeneutics as Politics: Second Edition / Edition 2

Hermeneutics as Politics: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Stanley Rosen, Robert B. Pippin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300099878

ISBN-13: 9780300099874

Pub. Date: 03/11/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hermeneutics as Politics, perhaps the most important critique of post-modern thought ever written, is here reissued in a special fifteenth anniversary edition. In a new foreword, Robert B. Pippin argues that the book has rightfully achieved the status of a classic. Rosen illuminates the underpinnings of post-modernist thought, providing valuable insight as he pursues

Overview

Hermeneutics as Politics, perhaps the most important critique of post-modern thought ever written, is here reissued in a special fifteenth anniversary edition. In a new foreword, Robert B. Pippin argues that the book has rightfully achieved the status of a classic. Rosen illuminates the underpinnings of post-modernist thought, providing valuable insight as he pursues two arguments: first, that post-modernism, which regards itself as an attack upon the Enlightenment, is in fact merely a continuation of Enlightenment thought; and second, that the extraordinary contemporary emphasis upon hermeneutics is the latest consequence of the triumph of history over mathematics and science.

Author Biography: Stanley Rosen is Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. He is also the author of Metaphysics in Ordinary Language, The Ancients and the Moderns, Plato's Statesman, and The Question of Being, all available from Yale University Press. Robert B. Pippin is Raymond W. and Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the department of philosophy at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099874
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,150,552
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1.Transcendental Ambiguity: The Rhetoric of the Enlightenment19
2.Platonic Reconstruction50
3.Hermeneutics as Politics87
4.Theory and Interpretation141
5.Conversation or Tragedy175
Notes194
Index209

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