Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism

And Other Writings

by Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher;

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Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism

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The founding text of modern hermeneutics. Written by the philosopher and theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher as a method for the interpretation and textual criticism of the New Testament, it develops ideas about language and the interpretation of texts that are in many respects still unsurpassed and are becoming current in the contemporary philosophy of language. Contrary to the traditional view of Schleiermacher as a theorist of empathetic interpretation, in this text he offers a view of understanding that acknowledges both the structurally and historically determined aspects of language and the need to take account of the activity of the individual subject in the constitution of meaning. This volume offers the text in a new translation by Andrew Bowie, together with related writings on secular hermeneutics and on language, and an introduction that places the texts in the context of Schleiermacher's philosophy as a whole.

Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism by Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in April 2011. The ISBN for Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism is 9780511814945.

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Page last updated 7th July 2017
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Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (April 2011)
Product Code4492053
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