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Hermeneutics and Objective Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics and Objective Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics and objective hermeneutics
Andreas Wernet

Hermeneutics – from Exegesis to Dialogue

Hermeneutics as the art of understanding has its origin in the problem of exegesis. And as the basic point of reference of exegesis is the text, hermeneutics initially is textual exegesis (Ricoeur, 2004 [1969]). It deals with the question of the ‘true meaning’ of texts. This strong textual orientation clearly accounts to the fact that the authors of antique and sacred, religious texts (to mention the historically most important objects of exegesis) are not in reach. They cannot be questioned whether the interpretation of their texts (see Willig, Chapter 10, this volume) corresponds to their intentions (Baumann, 1978).

This scriptual orientation finally comes to an end with the hermeneutic conceptions of Schleiermacher ...

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