Hermeneutics as Politics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (1987)
Combining exemplary scholarship and analytic precision, Stanley Rosen illuminates the underpinnings of post-modernist thought, providing valuable insight as he pursues two arguments: first, that post-modernism, which regards itself as an attack upon the Enlightenment, is in fact the penultimate stage of the Enlightenment itself; and second, that the extraordinary contemporary emphasis upon hermeneutics is the latest consequence of the triumph of history over mathematics within the unstable essence of the Enlightenment. Hermeneutics is consequently at bottom a political phenomenon. In developing these arguments, Rosen demonstrates the paradigmatic status of Kant for a proper understanding of post-modernism, analyzes Derrida's influential critique of Platonism as well as his defense of writing, explains the political dimension of the quarrel between the ancients and moderns by studying the hermeneutics of Leo Strauss and Alexander Kojhve, and shows how the modern notion of "theory" is intrinsically relativized by the triumph of history over mathematics into the notion of interpretation. A wide-ranging exploration into current critical thinking, Hermeneutics as Politics will generate considerable debate among scholars interested in post-modernism, the Enlightenment, hermeneutics, the relation of philosophy and politics, deconstruction, and the history of philosophy.
|Keywords||Hermeneutics Political science|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$14.33 used (60% off) $55.25 new Amazon page|
|Call number||BD241.R64 1987|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Fred Dallmayr (1993). Tradition, Modernity, and Confucianism. Human Studies 16 (1-2):203 - 211.
Robert N. Mccauley (1992). Models of Knowing and Their Relations to Our Understanding of Liberal Education. Metaphilosophy 23 (3):288-309.
Similar books and articles
Stephen M. Feldman (2000). Made for Each Other: The Interdependence of Deconstruction and Philosophical Hermeneutics. Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (1):51-70.
Andrius Bielskis (2005). Towards a Post-Modern Understanding of the Political: From Genealogy to Hermeneutics. Palgrave Macmillan.
Jean Grondin (2011). Must Nietzsche Be Incorporated Into Hermeneutics? Some Reasons for a Little Resistance. Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 (3):105-122.
Anthony C. Thiselton (2006). Thiselton on Hermeneutics: The Collected Writings of Anthony Thiselton. Ashgate Pub..
Suzy Anger (2005). Victorian Interpretation. Cornell University Press.
Alan D. Schrift (1990). Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction. Routledge.
I. I. I. Mootz, Gadamer's Rhetorical Conception of Hermeneutics as the Key to Developing a Critical Hermeneutics.
Elliot Yale Neaman (1988). Liberalism and Post‐Modern Hermeneutics. Critical Review 2 (2-3):149-165.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #831,150 of 2,037,024 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #459,263 of 2,037,024 )
How can I increase my downloads?