Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I love hermeneutics *swoon*

Davey talks about his idea of philosophical hermeneutics in the very first paragraph that we read. He talks about it being an “interpretation of interpretation” and how its philosophical way comes out of its trying to obtain objectives through being subjective.

My favorite part of Gadamer’s philosophy is the fusion of horizons which Davey talks about in Thesis 4. The neutralization of one’s experience in order to meet the other in a dialogue is the best part! It seems like a really hard concept to be able to put away one’s own experiences in such a way that the person can be fully open to an understanding of what the other is trying to convey. The philosophy of hermeneutics really opens up the world to people who are willing to engage in it.

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