Hermeneutics : Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer

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This classic, first published in 1969, introduces to English-speaking readers a field which is of increasing importance in contemporary philosophy and theology--hermeneutics, the theory of understanding, or interpretation.

Richard E. Palmer, utilizing largely untranslated sources, treats principally of the conception of hermeneutics enunciated by Heidegger and developed into a "philosophical hermeneutics" by Hans-Georg Gadamer. He provides a brief overview of the field by surveying some half-dozen alternate definitions of the term and by examining in detail the contributions of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Wilhelm Dilthey. In the Manifesto which concludes the book, Palmer suggests the potential significance of hermeneutics for literary interpretation.
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  • Paperback | 283 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 415g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • First
  • 0810104598
  • 9780810104594
  • 193,996

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". . . insofar as this study has far reaching ramifications for all disciplines concerned with the nature and art of interpretation, it is relevant to the concerns of the philosopher and the literary critic." --The Review of Metaphysics
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About Richard E. Palmer

Richarde E. Palmer is a professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at MacMurray College.
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