David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal for General Philosophy of Science 7 (2):327-339 (1976)
Summary According to the contemporary hermeneutical school the distinguishing feature of the humanities is the capability of the inquirer to communicate with the object of his inquiry. This idea underlies K.-O. Apel's model for the humanities adopted from psycho-analytical therapy. It is argued (1) that there is no sense in which the object of the historical inquiry can be regarded as aKommunikationspartner of the historian; and (2) that when the traditionalVerstehen doctrine is re-interpreted counterfactually (e.g., If I were Caesar, then ... substantiates my explanations of Caesar's actions), then the doctrine has an acceptable application to history and the charge of psychologism is removed
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Stuart Hampshire (1983). Thought and Action. University of Notre Dame Press.
Lauri Rauhala (1972). The Hermeneutic Metascience of Psychoanalysis. Man and World 5 (3):273-297.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Stephen L. Daniel (1986). The Patient as Text: A Model of Clinical Hermeneutics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 7 (2).
Dimitrios Vardoulakis (2004). The Vicissitude of Completeness: Gadamer's Criticism of Collingwood. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12 (1):3 – 19.
Panagiotis Thanassas (2009). Hegel's Hermeneutics of History. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 91 (1):70-94.
Leonard Mendes Marsak (1977). The Nature of Historical Inquiry. Huntington, N.Y.,R. E. Krieger Pub. Co..
Jerald Wallulis (1990). The Hermeneutics of Life History: Personal Achievement and History in Gadamer, Habermas, and Erikson. Northwestern University Press.
Donald Rothberg (1986). Gadamer, Rorty, Hermeneutics, and Truth: A Response to Warnke. Inquiry 29 (1-4):355-361.
Alan D. Schrift (1990). Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction. Routledge.
George F. McLean (1986). Tradition and Contemporary Life: Hermeneutics of Perennial Wisdom and Social Change. Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras.
Suzy Anger (2005). Victorian Interpretation. Cornell University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #235,891 of 1,096,270 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #224,942 of 1,096,270 )
How can I increase my downloads?