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  • Experimental Philosophy, Rationalism, and Naturalismby Eugen Fischer; John Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Experimental philosophy is one of the most exciting and controversial philosophical movements today. This book explores how it is reshaping thought about philosophical method. Experimental philosophy imports experimental methods and findings from psychology into philosophy. These fresh resources can be used to develop and defend both armchair methods... more...

  • Explanation and Understandingby von Wright Georg Henrik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    This volume distinguishes between two main traditions in the philosophy of science - the aristotelian, with its stress on explanation in terms of purpose and intentionality, and the galilean, which takes causal explanation as primary. It then traces the complex history of these competing traditions as they are manifested in such movements as positivism,... more...

  • Hermeneutics and Social Science (Routledge Revivals)by Zygmunt Bauman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1978, this important work, by one of the leading European social theorists, is arguably the best introduction to the hermeneutic tradition as a whole. It is designed to help students of sociology and philosophy place the problems of "understanding social science" in their historical and philosophical context. It does so by... more...

  • Hermeneutics at the Crossroadsby Kevin J. Vanhoozer; James K. A. Smith; Bruce Ellis Benson

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    In this multi-faceted volume, Christian and other religiously committed theorists find themselves at an uneasy point in history -- between premodernity, modernity, and postmodernity -- where disciplines and methods, cultural and linguistic traditions, and religious commitments tangle and cross. Here,... more...

  • Hermeneutik / Peri hermeneiasby Aristoteles; Hermann Weidemann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The work Peri hermeneias (On Interpretation) occupies an important place among Aristotle?s logical writings, but in many places, it is hard to understand. The aim of this bilingual edition is to facilitate understanding for a modern reader interested in Aristotelian philosophy and the history of logic through explanatory notes on the... more...

  • Interpretation and allegoryby J. Whitman

    BRILL 2000; US$ 187.00

    An investigation of the theory and practice of interpretation. Concentrating on interpretive allegory, the volume opens and organizes new approaches to over 2000 years of critical change. Its topics extend from pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives to postmodern inquiries. more...

  • Interpretation und Rationalitätby Thomas Petraschka

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This study examines the relationship between the interpretation of fictional literary texts and hermeneutic equity, which is a core interpretive principle in general hermeneutics and language philosophy. To accomplish this, the author reconstructs a formal and substantive definition of a specific philological principle of equity along... more...

  • Krisengeschöpfeby Dirk Pilz

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 79.99

    1 Dem Einwandfreien passiert tatsächlich nichts. Theodor W. Adorno Über die Kunst lässt sich merkwürdig wenig Genaues und 2 kinderleicht viel Ungefähres schreiben. Friedrich Dürrenmatt Es ist etwas Seltsames, ein Buch zu lesen. Das trifft womöglich auf alle Bücher zu, für literarische Texte gilt es aber in besonderer Weise. Man weiß nicht recht, wie... more...

  • The Life of Understandingby James Risser

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    In Gadamer?s hermeneutics, interpretation is inseparable from the broader concern of making one?s way in life. In this book, James Risser builds on this insight about the juxtaposition of human living and the act of understanding by tracing hermeneutics back to the basic experience of philosophy as defined by Plato. For Risser, Plato provides resources... more...

  • Narratology, Hermeneutics, and Midrashby Constanza Cordoni; Gerhard Langer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 37.84

    The contributions compiled in this volume comprise studies of Jewish texts ? biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern ? as well as of patristic and medieval Christian texts, and in one case, a passage of the Muslim text par excellence, the Quran. The authors, scholars in the fields of Jewish Studies, Catholic and Protestant Theology, Islamic Studies,... more...