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    Hermeneutics and the Philosophy of Science - Different articles of Prof. Patrick A. Heelan

    Hermeneutics: From Textual Explication to Computer Understanding? - Article by John C. Mallery, Roger Hurwitz, Gavan Duffy, which provides perspectives for a review of recent hermeneutically-oriented Artificial Intelligence research.

    Issues in Hermeneutics - A series of four articles which appeared in the Protestant Reformed Theological Journals of April and November, 1990, and April and November, 1991. Prof. Herman C. Hanko is professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, Michigan.

    Hermeneutics as Meta-Science - The hermeneutic tradition provides a basis for prescribing and criticizing the conduct of inquiry and the development of knowledge in the natural, social and cognitive sciences. Its representatives have figured prominently in debates concerning how valid knowledge can be acquired and whether there is a need for a separate methodology in the social sciences.

    Hegel's Hermeneutics - In this book, Hegel is read as a hermeneutic philosopher rather than as a metaphysician. Furthermore, it is argued that his approach to philosophy represents one of the most successful efforts to date to free philosophy from the dogmatic presuppositions that characterise metaphysics, presuppositions which still dogged Kant's own critical philosophy. Kantian idealism needed a hermeneutic dimension to complete its "Copernican" turn and so to break decisively with the metaphysical framework, and this is what Hegel provided.

    Reflective dialogue & hermeneutics in research: Mapping community out of diversity - This presentation is based on dissertation research conducted in 1995 toward the Doctor of Education degree at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Hermeneutics at Principia Cybernetica Web - Hermeneutics - plural in form, used with a singular verb. It disignes the science and methodology of interpretation, especially of Scriptural text. From the Greek "to interpret."

    Philosophy 420W -- Hermeneutics - This course will investigate the modern currents in philosophical interpretation theory. The focal-point will be Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, since most discussions about interpretation must address one or more of these; however, we will not limit ourselves to hermeneutics as narrowly defined. We will consider other traditions and preoccupations in interpretation-theory, and place them in relief to Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur.

    Foundationalism and Hermeneutics - Site about the interaction of hermeneutics and foundationalism. The interaction of hermeneutics and foundationalism is the same as the interaction of interpretation and reality. Our connection to reality may underdetermine the interpretation, leaving a range of possibilities, but it does impose a limit to interpretation, determining a certain range. What hermeneutics and foundationalism really represent, however, is something logically more precise. Hermeneutics is about interpretation, which is about meaning, which is about what is understood. Foundationalism is about reality, which is about truth, which is about what is known.

    Symposium - Revue de la Société canadienne pour l'herméneutique et la pensée postmoderneJournal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought

    References on Hermeneutics - Prepared by Allen S. Lee and distributed in the 1991 International Conference on Information Systems workshop, "Two Techniques for Qualitative Data Analysis: Analytic Induction and Hermeneutics." Revised, 1995.

    Hermeneutics in Russia - Hermeneutics in Russia is an international quarterly intended to answer questions about the problems of hermeneutics. Problems of reflectivity, interpretation and forming readiness for understanding will also be discussed.

    The Hermeneutics of Postmodernity and after - An article of Gary B. Madison at the conference on "After Post-modernism".

    Rhetorical Hermeneutics - This volume provides thoughtful answers to a surprisingly large number of significant questions in the rhetoric of science and in rhetorical theory generally. Unlike most anthologies, there is no issue of continuity in this one. It contains treatments of the fields most central issues and has a group of well-known authors who, in fact, have helped to define the field. It should have a wide readership because of its topical interest, its attention to basic theoretical issues, and its presentation of high quality academic debate.

    Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other - Dealing extensively with Gadamers later writings, HERMENEUTICS AND THE VOICE OF THE OTHER, shows neglected and widely misunderstood dimensions of Gadamers hermeneutics: historicity, finitude, truth, the importance of the other, and the eminence of the poetic text.

    Critical Hermeneutics: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas - A comparative critique of three contemporary approaches to the philosophy of social science analytic philosophy, hermeneutics and critical theory--the approaches represented by Wittgenstein, Ricoeur and Habermas. Part 1 presents the relevant views of each philosopher; Part 2 offers Thompson's criticism.

    Paul Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion:A Brief Overview and Critique - Hermeneutics is both science and art. In many ways this beguilingly simple statement is responsible for the modern ferment in hermeneutics - a process begun with F. Schleiermacher (1768-1834) and his attempt to gain meaning through understanding the mind of the author; given significant impetus more recently in the seminal work of Hans-Georg Gadamer and his call for a dialectic between the horizons of the text and reader; and radicalized in the increasingly reader-response oriented hermeneutics of today. Ricoeur's hermeneutic of suspicion represents his attempt to retain both science and art, whilst disallowing either an absolute status.

    Evangelical Hermeneutics - Table of Contents of the book edited by Michael Bauman and David Hall

    History as the Handmaiden for Hermeneutics - An Issue of PREMISE (October 1995), which contain different on-line articles on hermeneutics.

    Education as the normative dimesion of philosophical Hermeneuticas - An article by David Blacker, that attempts to renew a dialogically-grounded humanism, an old educational ideal that finds the beginnings of a compelling and novel defense in the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer.

    Education and Philosophical Hermeneutics - Essay by James M. Giarelli as a response to the article of David Blacker.

    Hermeneutics and the Social Sciences - Dilthey distinguished the cultural and social sciences (Geisteswissenschaften) from the natural sciences on the basis of their objects and the appropriate means for knowing them. The natural sciences concerned phenomena which, opaque to thought, could only be studied from the ``outside'' through observation of uniformities in their behavior and the construction of causal laws to explain those uniformities. In contrast, the human sciences had objects such as texts, verbal expressions and actions which could be investigated from the ``inside'' through an understanding of their authors' experiences and intentions. An interpretive or hermeneutic methodology could more reliably and intelligibly account for these objects by reconstructing the internal cognitive processes which motivated and gave meaning to each of them.

    Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences - Kuhn's notion of a paradigm-centered scientific community consequently seems analogous to Gadamer's notion of a linguistically encoded social tradition. Kuhn reports that his own development toward this idea began with his distress over Aristotle's theory of motion and the eventual discovery that Aristotle meant by ``motion'' something other than what the word signified in Newtonian mechanics. This effort corresponds closely to a programmatic definition of hermeneutics as the study of human actions and texts with the view to discover their meanings in order to understand them, agree with them or even amend them [76].

    Postmetaphysical Hermeneutics: When Practice Triumphs Over Theory - Article by Kurt Anders Richardson. It argues that Hermeneutics has come forward as that comprehensive standpoint from which to view all the projects of human learning. For those of us who have been puzzled by the new intellectual dominance of hermeneutics, the key is that the term no longer refers to the interpretation of texts only but encompasses all the ways in which subjects and objects are involved in human communication. Some of the leading implications of these developments in the practice of interpretation will be discussed below. The outlook I will be interacting with here is variously known by the terms neo-pragmatism, consensus theory, communicative theory.

    The Twilight of Jewish Philosophy : Emmanuel Levinas' Ethical Hermeneutics - The Twilight of Jewish Philosophy explores the relationship between Levinas' ethical philosophy and his understanding of Judaism.Subsequent chapters are concerned with showing how this quasi- phenomenological account of the ethical relation provides the orientation for Levinas' approach to interpreting the texts of both Judaism and western thought, his ethical hermeneutics.

    Hermeneutics and Bible - An article about heremenutics as interpretation method of the Bible by Rick Walston

    Richard E. Palmer's Writings on Hermeneutics - Richard Palmer has written extensively on Hermeneutics, publishing the first American text on this important subject in 1969. This site contains samples of his writings and a complete bibliography.

    Philosophical Hermeneutics, or Theories of Interpretation - Graduate Hermeneutics Lectures - this course will begin with a consideration of the background of philosophical hermeneutics (theories of interpretation) in modern philosophy (Descartes, Hume, Kant, Dilthey). Then it will follow the hermeneutic tradition in philosophy as it develops in the twentieth century, through a philosophical examination of the works of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jürgen Habermas, and Paul Ricoeur. In addition, we will examine the independent yet in part parallel philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

    Catholic Encyclopedia: Hermeneutics - Derived from a Greek word connected with the name of the god Hermes, the reputed messenger and interpreter of the gods. It would be wrong to infer from this that the word denotes the interpretation or exegesis of Sacred Scripture. Usage has restricted the meaning of hermeneutics to the science of Biblical exegesis, that is, to the collection of rules which govern the right interpretation of Sacred Scripture.


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