Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Davey describes hermeneutics as the "interpretation of interpretation", it is about the first hand experience in experience with the Other-people who have acquired through different lives a different understanding. Hermeneutics is about understanding differences and understanding the experience of encountering differences. One of my favorite sentences in Thesis Three,"These experiences are not sought out but a reader risks them in the encounter with a text". It is not about simply what is written on the page by an author but attempts to go beyond the process of conceptualizing ideas and theories. Hermeneutics as a philosophy is interesting, it offers a way to a deeper understanding.