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  1.  1
    Neurasthenia Revisited: On Medically Unexplained Syndromes and the Value of Hermeneutic Medicine.Kevin Aho - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    The rise of medically unexplained conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome in the United States looks remarkably similar to the explosion of neurasthenia diagnoses in the late nineteenth century. In this paper, I argue the historical connection between neurasthenia and today’s medically unexplained conditions hinges largely on the uncritical acceptance of naturalism in medicine. I show how this cultural acceptance shapes the way in which we interpret and make sense of nervous distress while, at the same time, neglecting the (...)
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    Becoming the Vulnerable Neighbour: From Trauma Research to Practice.Tiffany Beks - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    This article explores the relevancy and application of Gadamerian hermeneutics and Levinisian philosophy as adapted by Orange to the field of counselling psychology, with a focus on working with individuals who have experienced trauma. I begin by exploring an encounter that ignited my search for better understanding the suffering associated with traumatic betrayal in the context of military service, a journey which led me to an application of hermeneutics as a theoretical orientation in trauma counselling. I then examine Gadamerian hermeneutics (...)
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    A Hermeneutic Approach to Pain: Gadamer on Pain, Finitude, and Recovery.Alexander Crist - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    While philosophical hermeneutics has often been criticized for not engaging issues concerning the body and human finitude, Gadamer’s ‘Defense of Pain’ in his final public academic appearance is an underappreciated hermeneutic contribution to the way in which we experience and respond to the physical and existential demands of pain. In light of his criticism, that the modern medical community is occupied with the utter eradication of pain, Gadamer is concerned with the consequences of such a sensibility which does not appear (...)
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  4. My Life Flashed Before My Eyes.Joan Margaret Humphries - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    The everyday experience of time can be disrupted by the events in our lives, and disquiet notions of predictability about the passage of time. In this work, I describe an alternate experience of time passing that occurred in the context of a car accident. The phrase "I saw my life flash before my eyes" situates the varietal experience of time in human existence, and invites the use of chosen hermeneutic tenets to explore the phenomena. I describe the mysterious personal experience (...)
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  5. Sunflowers, Coyote, and Five Red Hens.David W. Jardine - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    I feel uneasy stepping into the great territories opened up by Nancy Moules and Kate Beamer at the tail end of last year’s Journal of Applied Hermeneutics. It is not a territory I have endured as deeply. That bracketed “yet” is little more than a feeble attempt at trying to remember not to forget what surrounds us all, whatever its proximity.
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  6. Asleep in My Sunshine Chair.David W. Jardine - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    This paper takes up themes from Kevin Aho's paper and links its explorations of the history of neurasthenia to the nature and aim of hermeneutic inquiry itself.
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  7. Guest Editorial: "It's February. It Won't Last".David W. Jardine - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    The following small reflection was written around a year ago, but it has taken on new urgency for me with Nancy Moules’ and Kate Beamer’s writing late last year, and my own more recent, slightly unexpected response.
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  8. Editorial: CHI 2018 - The Politics of Displacement.Graham McCaffrey - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    Today, in light of increasingly coercive conformism, it is more urgent than ever to heighten heretical consciousness.
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  9. A Philosophical Hermeneutic Study of the Interview Between Minister Louis Farrakhan and Imam W. Deen Mohammed: Toward a Fusion of Horizons.E. Anthony Muhammad - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    The philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer has broadened the scope and manner of hermeneutic inquiry. By focusing on aspects of Gadamer’s hermeneutics such as dialogue, the hermeneutic circle, play, openness, and the fusion of horizons, this study sought to apply Gadamer’s ideas to an historic interview that took place between two notable Islamic leaders, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Imam Warith Deen Mohammed. By analyzing the dialogue of the interview and identifying the relevant Gadamerian concepts at play within the exchanges, it (...)
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  10. Experience and Interpretation in Global Times: The Case of Special Education.David Geoffrey Smith - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    This paper was delivered as a keynote address at the International Symposium for Qualitative Transformation of the Paradigm of Educational Practice and Special Education, Busan National University, South Korea, April 16, 2006. The symposium was sponsored by The Korean Research Society for Phenomenological and Hermeneutic Practice, and the Research Institute for Special Education of Busan National University.
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    Offering a Concert for Two: An Interpretation of Friendship in Pediatric Oncology Palliative Care Nursing.Katie M. Webber - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    In this paper, written for a hermeneutic research course for my master's graduate work, I discuss how pediatric oncology nursing is an interpretive practice. I explore the subject of the relational complexity of pediatric oncology nursing, conceptualized as friendship. I discuss the similarities between understandings of hermeneutics and friendship. In the second part of the paper, I provide a narrative and interpretive account of a personal experience of friendship with a palliative patient and his mother, to offer understanding about the (...)
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    Defending Hermeneutics.Emily P. Williams, Catherine M. Laing & Isabel Brun - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    This article offers several perspectives on the challenges of defending Gadamerian hermeneutics in applied research settings, specifically counselling psychology and nursing. Given the lack of methodological steps associated with the method, researchers employing hermeneutics can be vulnerable to scrutiny from others. We discuss the uncertainty that is inevitable when embarking on hermeneutic inquiry and provide personal accounts of how we have encountered the uncertain nature of hermeneutics.
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    Not Quite This and Not Quite That: Anorexia Nervosa, Counselling Psychology, and Hermeneutic Inquiry in a Tapestry of Ambiguity.Emily P. Williams, Shelly Russell- Mayhew, Nancy J. Moules & Gina Dimitropoulos - 2018 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2018 (1).
    As a group of researchers exploring how to best understand the complex topic of families discovering their loved one has anorexia nervosa, we found that we had to weave ambiguity into our design. Embracing ambiguity allowed us to create a tapestry that acknowledges the ambiguity of AN, counselling psychology, and hermeneutic inquiry. In fact, the “not quite this and not quite that” features of these three constructs emerged as the thread that holds the inquiry together. We review the topic of (...)
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