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Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Phenomenology and Hermeneutics 148 Review Articles / Research in Phenomenology 41 (2011) 109–154 Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Günter Figal. Verstehensfragen : Studien zur phänomenologisch-hermeneu- tischen Philosophie. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. 329 pages. The hermeneutic project of Günter Figal, which he has developed over the past few years, aims at intensifying the theoretical character of hermeneutics. As such, hermeneutics for Figal is more than a simple theory of understand- ing; it reaches into the speculative core of philosophical inquiry. The realiza- tion of this philosophical endeavor is possible through reconnecting hermeneutics with its phenomenological roots, which grant an access to the world often obscured by limiting hermeneutics to a cognitional theory. This phenomenological-hermeneutical philosophy was first systematically articu- lated in Gegenständlichkeit , published in 2006. The volume Verstehensfragen is a collection of essays that enlarge the exposition of this project. The impetus of a hermeneutics that overcomes its limitation to a theory of understanding, communication, and historical consciousness emerges from the very beginning of the volume in the chapter “Philosophische Hermeneutik—Hermeneutische Philosophie. Ein Problemaufriß.” The word- play draws attention to the shift from a reduced theory of understanding and interpretation that assumed philosophical traits (“philosophical hermeneu- tics”) to a “hermeneutical philosophy” that develops http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 41 (1): 148 – Jan 1, 2011

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Brill
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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/156916411X558972
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148 Review Articles / Research in Phenomenology 41 (2011) 109–154 Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Günter Figal. Verstehensfragen : Studien zur phänomenologisch-hermeneu- tischen Philosophie. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. 329 pages. The hermeneutic project of Günter Figal, which he has developed over the past few years, aims at intensifying the theoretical character of hermeneutics. As such, hermeneutics for Figal is more than a simple theory of understand- ing; it reaches into the speculative core of philosophical inquiry. The realiza- tion of this philosophical endeavor is possible through reconnecting hermeneutics with its phenomenological roots, which grant an access to the world often obscured by limiting hermeneutics to a cognitional theory. This phenomenological-hermeneutical philosophy was first systematically articu- lated in Gegenständlichkeit , published in 2006. The volume Verstehensfragen is a collection of essays that enlarge the exposition of this project. The impetus of a hermeneutics that overcomes its limitation to a theory of understanding, communication, and historical consciousness emerges from the very beginning of the volume in the chapter “Philosophische Hermeneutik—Hermeneutische Philosophie. Ein Problemaufriß.” The word- play draws attention to the shift from a reduced theory of understanding and interpretation that assumed philosophical traits (“philosophical hermeneu- tics”) to a “hermeneutical philosophy” that develops

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Published: Jan 1, 2011

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