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General Theories of Interpretation

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter turns from theories of interpretation developed in particular disciplines to general theories. Everyone agrees that legal analysis involves one form (or a number of related forms) of ... More


. Why the Classics Today?: Lessons from Gadamer and de Bary

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter clarifies the meaning of the term classics using the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer as the chief guide. Gadamer eloquently accentuated the continual timeliness of classical ... More


Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the aesthetic rationalism movement in Germany. It then discusses the rationalist theory of aesthetic judgment, the rationalist aesthetic, the ... More


. Gadamer’s Re-Orientation of Aesthetics

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer’s arguments concerning the experience of art, with emphasis on the speculative dimension of his philosophy. It considers Gadamer’s assertion that aesthetics ... More


. Aesthetic Attentiveness and the Question of Distanciation

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer’s implied approach to aesthetic attentiveness and how it can address the defining paradox of his notion of aesthetics: reconciling the alleged ... More


. Art and the Art of Language1

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer’s argument that ‘art addresses us’ (that is, speaks to us) in the context of language and how his notion of linguisticality expands the idea of language by ... More


Incommensurability in Davidson and Gadamer

Barbara Fultner

in Dialogues with Davidson: Acting, Interpreting, Understanding

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015561
eISBN:
9780262295796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015561.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the concept of “incommensurability,” which, in this discussion, often also stands for incompatibility. The term incommensurability has been a topic in many philosophical ... More


Averting the End of Tradition: Ernesto Grassi

Rocco Rubini

in The Other Renaissance: Italian Humanism between Hegel and Heidegger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186139
eISBN:
9780226186276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186276.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews and contextualizes the early career of Ernesto Grassi (1902-1991), a longtime associate of Heidegger who, in the interwar period, was self-consciously dedicated to fostering a ... More


Gadamer, Benjamin, Aesthetic Modernism, and the Rehabilitation of Allegory: The Relevance of Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer and Walter Benjamin's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee in relation to aesthetic modernism and the rehabilitation of allegory. It explains that Klee ... More


Hermeneutic Theory and the Study of Jewish Theology: Toward a New Model of Jewish Theological Language

in Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776646
eISBN:
9780804781008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776646.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the leading hermeneutic theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, focusing on the ways in which such theories can advance the study of Jewish theology. It discusses ... More


Gadamer

Beate Regina Suchla

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the biography of Hans-Georg Gadamer and explores his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Gadamer was born on February 11, 1900, and on March 13, 2002 he was honored with ... More


Reappraising Political Theory

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The opening chapter begins with a brief defence of the claim that interpretation is both inescapable and necessary. It then considers the strengths and shortcomings of several strategies of ... More


. Presentation, Appearance and Likeness

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Hans-Georg Gadamer’s critique of aesthetic subjectivity and the contentious issue of the link between art and reality. More specifically, it considers Gadamer’s argument about ... More


. Hermeneutics and Aesthetics: Contextual Issues

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the intellectual context informing Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutical revaluation of aesthetics and the effectiveness of his doubled hermeneutics. It looks at the concepts of ... More


Hans-Georg Gadamer: Text Matters

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Hans-Georg Gadamer's approach to hermeneutics reflects his initial experiences with the study of language as a young philologist in Marburg. It ... More


Constitutional Interpretation: What's Wrong With ‘Original Intent’?

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes a fresh look at the interpretive strategy of `originalism’ or `original intent’ and shows that this strategy is defective for a number of heretofore unsuspected reasons. Chief ... More


Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics: The Heidelberg Conference

Jacques Derrida, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

Mireille Calle-Gruber (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273669
eISBN:
9780823273713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273669.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In February of 1988, philosophers Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe came together in Heidelberg before a large audience to discuss the philosophical and political ... More


: Images of Movement

Nicholas Davey

in Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748686223
eISBN:
9780748695263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686223.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book explores the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer in relation to the movement of understanding and the question of aesthetic attentiveness. While hermeneutics is traditionally concerned with ... More


Worlds Emerging: Approaches to the Creation and Constitution of the Common Angelos Mouzakitis

Angelos Mouzakitis

in Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310195
eISBN:
9781781380857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314346.013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The idea of world–making involves assumptions that human beings are makers of their own history and that in shaping their sociohistorical worlds, they experience some sort of commonality. This dual ... More


Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, and David Utsler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Modern environmentalism has come to realize that many of its key concerns— “wilderness” and “nature” among them— are contested territory, viewed differently by different people. Understanding nature ... More


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