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Historical and Systematic Remarks on the Relation Between Description and Hermeneutics in Phenomenology: A Critique of the Enlarged Use of Hermeneutics

Historical and Systematic Remarks on the Relation Between Description and Hermeneutics in... 1 Historical and Systematic Remarks on the Relation Between Description and Hermeneutics in Phenomenology: A Critique of the Enlarged Use of Hermeneutics ERNST WOLFGANG ORTH Universität Trier From the classical Heideggerian viewpoint the question of the relation between description and hermeneutics seems to be decided. For in Heidegger hermeneutics-as hermeneutics of Dasein-has finally been raised to the rank of first philosophy. It is fundamental ontology. And thus Heidegger can proclaim: "The methodological meaning of phe- nomenological description is interpretation" (Auslegung) (cf. SuZ., 37). Here, "hermeneutics of Dasein" has to be understood in two ways: as subjective genitive, and as objective genitive. Taken as genitivus subjectivus, "hermeneutics of Dasien" signifies the interpretation of Dasein which is performed by Dasein itself; moreover, Dasein as such is hermeneutics of Dasein; accordingly, Dasein turns out to be a being which is concerned about this being itself in its being (SuZ., 12). It is ontic/onto-logical. On the other hand, taken as genitivus objectivus, hermeneutics of Dasein signifies the hermeneutics which is performed by the investigator who interprets Dasein as a being which understands Being, in order to work out the fundamental structures of any possible understanding of Being, and thereby the fundamental structures http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Historical and Systematic Remarks on the Relation Between Description and Hermeneutics in Phenomenology: A Critique of the Enlarged Use of Hermeneutics

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 14 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 1984

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© 1984 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1 Historical and Systematic Remarks on the Relation Between Description and Hermeneutics in Phenomenology: A Critique of the Enlarged Use of Hermeneutics ERNST WOLFGANG ORTH Universität Trier From the classical Heideggerian viewpoint the question of the relation between description and hermeneutics seems to be decided. For in Heidegger hermeneutics-as hermeneutics of Dasein-has finally been raised to the rank of first philosophy. It is fundamental ontology. And thus Heidegger can proclaim: "The methodological meaning of phe- nomenological description is interpretation" (Auslegung) (cf. SuZ., 37). Here, "hermeneutics of Dasein" has to be understood in two ways: as subjective genitive, and as objective genitive. Taken as genitivus subjectivus, "hermeneutics of Dasien" signifies the interpretation of Dasein which is performed by Dasein itself; moreover, Dasein as such is hermeneutics of Dasein; accordingly, Dasein turns out to be a being which is concerned about this being itself in its being (SuZ., 12). It is ontic/onto-logical. On the other hand, taken as genitivus objectivus, hermeneutics of Dasein signifies the hermeneutics which is performed by the investigator who interprets Dasein as a being which understands Being, in order to work out the fundamental structures of any possible understanding of Being, and thereby the fundamental structures

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Published: Jan 1, 1984

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