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Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

Rudolf A. Makkreel


This work is about how philosophy can contribute to the challenges that hermeneutics faces in interpreting an ever-changing world. It proposes an orientational and reflective approach to interpretation in which judgment must play a central role. The canonical contributions to hermeneutics of thinkers such as Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur are considered and partly reassessed. But the main focus of the book is to develop certain overlooked resources of Kant’s transcendental thought in order to reconceive hermeneutics as a critical inquiry into the appropriate contextual ... More

Keywords: interpretation, judgment, orientation, critique, contextualization, reflection, hermeneutics, Kant, history, understanding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226249315
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226249452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rudolf A. Makkreel, author