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The Limits of Language: Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Task of Comparative Philosophy

The Limits of Language: Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Task of Comparative Philosophy <p>abstract:</p><p><i>Despite the importance of linguistic disclosure for philosophical hermeneutics, there has been a conspicuous lack of attention to the question of how linguistic disclosure actually works. I examine the mechanics of disclosure by drawing on Gadamer&apos;s philosophical hermeneutics as well as Ricoeur&apos;s concept of translation and his theory of metaphor. My claim is that the background horizon of the unsaid that differs between languages enables each to disclose different things. This situation underscores the importance of engaging in East-West comparative philosophy, of philosophizing across what Ricoeur calls the radical "fold" [</i>pli<i>] in what can be thought and experienced</i>.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Speculative Philosophy Penn State University Press

The Limits of Language: Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Task of Comparative Philosophy

The Journal of Speculative Philosophy , Volume 34 (3) – Aug 25, 2020

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Abstract

<p>abstract:</p><p><i>Despite the importance of linguistic disclosure for philosophical hermeneutics, there has been a conspicuous lack of attention to the question of how linguistic disclosure actually works. I examine the mechanics of disclosure by drawing on Gadamer&apos;s philosophical hermeneutics as well as Ricoeur&apos;s concept of translation and his theory of metaphor. My claim is that the background horizon of the unsaid that differs between languages enables each to disclose different things. This situation underscores the importance of engaging in East-West comparative philosophy, of philosophizing across what Ricoeur calls the radical "fold" [</i>pli<i>] in what can be thought and experienced</i>.</p>

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The Journal of Speculative PhilosophyPenn State University Press

Published: Aug 25, 2020

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