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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Sinnkritisches Philosophierenby Henning Tegtmeyer; Sebastian Rödl

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    In current philosophy, increasing attention is being devoted to a way of doing philosophy which is critical of sense, meaning, reference, and related categories. This philosophical tendency views human, rational practice as the primary source of sense and meaning and as a privileged object of philosophical inquiry. This volume assembles essays that... more...

  • Selbst philosophierenby Gregor Damschen; Dieter Schönecker

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 559.00

    The 2nd edition has been revised and updated. Whoever wants to philosophize must do three things: analyze for himself, argue for himself, and interpret for himself. This book enables one to learn the methods of philosophy through exercises and solutions close to philosophical practice; particular emphasis is put on close textual interpretation. This... more...

  • Conjectures and Refutationsby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 23.95

    Conjectures and Refutations is one of Karl Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works, notable not only for its acute insight into the way scientific knowledge grows, but also for applying those insights to politics and to history. It provides one of the clearest and most accessible statements of the fundamental idea that guided his work: not only... more...

  • Geist und Verstehenby Wolfgang Detel

    Vittorio Klostermann 2013; US$ 156.34

    Dieses Buch geht davon aus, dass eine moderne Hermeneutik als Theorie des Verstehens im begrifflichen Rahmen der gegenwärtigen Theorie des Geistes und der Semantik rekonstruiert werden sollte. Vor diesem theoretischen Hintergrund, der in einem eigenen Kapitel näher umrissen wird, soll die Geschichte der Hermeneutik neu gelesen werden. Dabei wird deutlich,... more...

  • Explanation and Understandingby von Wright Georg Henrik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • WORLDVIEWS, SCIENCE AND USby Diederik Aerts; Bart D'Hooghe; Rik Pinxten

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 121.00

    This volume is part of the “Worldviews, Science and Us” series of proceedings and contains several contributions on the subject of worlds, cultures and society. It represents the proceedings of several workshops and discussion panels organized by the Leo more...