Category Archives: Hermeneutics

Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Five—Hermeneutics

Caputo begins the next section regarding ‘paradigm shifts’ this way: “First, Reason suffered a body blow from Heidegger’s hermeneutics in 1927, then a shot to the head from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (1951); finally there came the knockout punch from Thomas … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Four—Hermeneutics

Caputo continues with the aspect of what philosophers in both Europe and here in the US began to understand was not working as far as the Enlightenment understanding of truth: “What was splitting apart was the notion of Pure Reason, … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Three—Hermeneutics

We will continue now with the third highlight of hermeneutics discussed in the last post.  Caputo continues with the issue of creationism and how such is a bad interpretation of both the Bible and science. “It is worth mentioning that … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Two—Hermeneutics

Of the three highlights mentioned in the last post on Caputo, the first one is hermeneutics.  Caputo: “The one word that I think best sums up the postmodern turn is ‘hermeneutics’, which means the theory of interpretation.  I treat hermeneutics … Continue reading

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All the World is a Text

There is a good discussion going on over at this blog. One of the issues under discussion is the role of “facts” “evidence” and science in how we come to recognize what is “true” in a “big-picture” or ultimate way. … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics: More Art than Science

I am in the middle of reading this book. It is very interesting and presents, I believe, a very good way to think about the whole area of hermeneutics. Christopher Benson reviews the book here in the Christian Scholar’s Review.

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