Hermeneutics  History and Memory Book

Hermeneutics History and Memory


  • Author : Philip Gardner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-01-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134261628

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Hermeneutics History and Memory Excerpt :

History is the true record of an absent past. The trust between historians and their readers has always been founded upon this traditional claim. In a postmodern world, that claim and that trust have both been challenged as never before, drawing either angry or apologetic responses from historians. Hermeneutics, History and Memory answers differently. It sees the sceptical challenge as an opportunity for reflection on history’s key processes and practices, and draws upon methodological resources that are truly history’s own, but from which it has become estranged. In seeking to restore these resources, to return history to its roots, this book presents a novel contribution to topical academic debate, focusing principally upon: the challenges and detours of historical methodology hermeneutic interpretation in history the work of Paul Ricoeur the relation between history and memory. Hermeneutics, History and Memory will appeal to experienced historical researchers who seek to explore the theoretical and methodological foundations of their empirical investigations. It will also be highly beneficial to research students in history and the social sciences concerned with understanding the principles and practices through which documentary analysis and in-depth interview can be both validated and conducted.

A Companion to Hermeneutics Book

A Companion to Hermeneutics


  • Author : Niall Keane
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-12
  • Genre: Hermeneutics
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118529638

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Memory  History  Forgetting Book
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Memory History Forgetting


  • Author : Paul Ricoeur
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226713465

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Why do major historical events such as the Holocaust occupy the forefront of the collective consciousness, while profound moments such as the Armenian genocide, the McCarthy era, and France's role in North Africa stand distantly behind? Is it possible that history "overly remembers" some events at the expense of others? A landmark work in philosophy, Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting examines this reciprocal relationship between remembering and forgetting, showing how it affects both the perception of historical experience and the production of historical narrative. Memory, History, Forgetting, like its title, is divided into three major sections. Ricoeur first takes a phenomenological approach to memory and mnemonical devices. The underlying question here is how a memory of present can be of something absent, the past. The second section addresses recent work by historians by reopening the question of the nature and truth of historical knowledge. Ricoeur explores whether historians, who can write a history of memory, can truly break with all dependence on memory, including memories that resist representation. The third and final section is a profound meditation on the necessity of forgetting as a condition for the possibility of remembering, and whether there can be something like happy forgetting in parallel to happy memory. Throughout the book there are careful and close readings of the texts of Aristotle and Plato, of Descartes and Kant, and of Halbwachs and Pierre Nora. A momentous achievement in the career of one of the most significant philosophers of our age, Memory, History, Forgetting provides the crucial link between Ricoeur's Time and Narrative and Oneself as Another and his recent reflections on ethics and the problems of responsibility and representation. “His success in revealing the internal relations between recalling and forgetting, and how this dynamic becomes problematic in light of events once present but now past, will inspire academ

The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics Book

The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics


  • Author : Jeff Malpas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 754
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317676638

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Hermeneutics is a major theoretical and practical form of intellectual enquiry, central not only to philosophy but many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. With phenomenology and existentialism, it is also one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophical movements and includes major thinkers such as Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur. The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key philosophers, topics and themes in this exciting subject and is the first volume of its kind. Comprising over fifty chapters by a team of international contributors the Companion is divided into five parts: main figures in the hermeneutical tradition movement, including Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricoeur main topics in hermeneutics such as language, truth, relativism and history the engagement of hermeneutics with central disciplines such as literature, religion, race and gender, and art hermeneutics and world philosophies including Asian, Islamic and Judaic thought hermeneutic challenges and debates, such as critical theory, structuralism and phenomenology.

Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics Book

Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics


  • Author : Rudolf A. Makkreel
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226249315

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In this book renowned Dilthey scholar Rudi Makkreel offers not simply a new theory of interpretation, but rather a hermeneutics of orientation in the global world of the twenty first century. His starting point is the fact that the differences of national, ethnic, or religious perspectives that make up today s world cannot be reconciled through a benign conception of a fusion of horizons, which ultimately is restricted to the Western tradition. Confronted with the failure of dialogue and dialectic in the face of the conflict between the multiple traditions and the different heritages of today s complex world, Makkreel develops a concept of interpretive insight that aims not only at convergence, but that also acknowledges divergence. He argues that where dialogue fails, reflective judgment becomes necessary, and he presents an impressive rehabilitation of judgment in hermeneutics. In order to tease out the manifold implications of reflective judgment for an orientational hermeneutics, he has recourse to Kant s Third Critique, and especially to Kant s elaborations on reflection and judgment in his various lectures on Logic, which in itself is no small contribution to Kant scholarship. Although technical, and subtle in nature, Makkreel s penetrating conceptual analyses are eminently clear. This book is not only a systematic work, it is also a historical work in that the new conception of hermeneutics is put in a tight and critical dialogue with the post-Enlightenment representatives of hermeneutics, in particular, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Habermas. In the concluding chapter on contemporary art Makkreel considers concrete examples and applications of orientational hermeneutics."

History  Memory  and the Law Book

History Memory and the Law


  • Author : Austin Sarat
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 0472023640

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Law in the modern era is one of the most important of our society's technologies for preserving memory. In helping to construct our memory in certain ways law participates in the writing of our collective history. It plays a crucial role in knitting together our past, present, and future.The essays in this volume present grounded examinations of particular problems, places, and practices and address the ways in which memory works in and through law, the sites of remembrance that law provides, the battles against forgetting that are fought in and around those sites, and the resultant role law plays in constructing history. The writers also inquire about the way history is mobilized in legal decision making, the rhetorical techniques for marshalling and for overcoming precedent, and the different histories that are written in and through the legal process.The contributors are Joan Dayan, Soshana Felman, Dominic La Capra, Reva Siegel, Brook Thomas, and G.

Ricoeur  Hermeneutics  and Globalization Book

Ricoeur Hermeneutics and Globalization


  • Author : Bengt Kristensson Uggla
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441132833

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Ricoeur, Hermeneutics and Globalization explores the philosophical resources provided by Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutics in dealing with the challenges of a world framed by globalization. Bengt Kristensson Uggla's reflections start from an understanding of globalization as an 'age of hermeneutics', linking the seldom related problematic of globalization with hermeneutics through Ricoeur's concept of interpretation. The book proceeds to embrace lifelong learning as the emerging new life script of the globalized knowledge economy, the post-national 'memory wars' generated by the celebration of national anniversaries, and the need for orientation in a post-modern world order. The author argues that Ricoeur's hermeneutics provide intellectual resources of extraordinary importance in coping with some of the most important challenges in the contemporary world.

Interdisciplinary Interpretation Book

Interdisciplinary Interpretation


  • Author : Kenneth A. Reynhout
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739180624

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By appealing to Paul Ricoeur’s view of interpretation as the dialectical process of understanding through explanation, Kenneth A. Reynhout contributes to the growing field of religion and science by developing an alternative understanding of interdisciplinary theology that is fundamentally hermeneutical.

Paul Ricoeur   s Philosophical Anthropology as Hermeneutics of Liberation Book

Paul Ricoeur s Philosophical Anthropology as Hermeneutics of Liberation


  • Author : Roger W.H. Savage
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000223040

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This book offers a unique account of the role imagination plays in advancing the course of freedom’s actualization. It draws on Paul Ricoeur’s philosophical anthropology of the capable human being as the staging ground for an extended inquiry into the challenges of making freedom a reality within the history of humankind. This book locates the abilities we exercise as capable human beings at the heart of a sustained analysis and reflection on the place of the idea of justice in a hermeneutics for which every expectation regarding rights, liberties, and opportunities must be a hope for humanity as a whole. The vision of a reconciled humanity that for Ricoeur figures in a philosophy of the will provides an initial touchstone for a hermeneutics of liberation rooted in a philosophical anthropology for which the pathétique of human misery is its non- or pre-philosophical source. By setting the idea of the humanity in each of us against the backdrop of the necessity of preserving the tension between the space of our experiences and the horizons of our expectations, the book identifies the ethical and political dimensions of the idea of justice’s federating force with the imperative of respect. Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophical Anthropology as Hermeneutics of Liberation will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in hermeneutics, phenomenology, ethics, political theory, and aesthetics.

On History and Memory in Arab Literature and Western Poetics Book

On History and Memory in Arab Literature and Western Poetics


  • Author : Bootheina Majoul
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527560420

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On History and Memory in Arab Literature and Western Poetics Excerpt :

Texts act like receptacles for an ever-present remembered past, or what the French philosopher Paul Ricœur calls “the present representation of an absent thing”. They might embody an efficient remedy to forgetting but could also become a vivid testimony for exorcised traumas. This volume focuses on Ricœur’s phenomenology of memory, epistemology of history, and hermeneutics of forgetting. A special emphasis is laid on the dissension between individual and collective institutional memory.

The Ethics of Storytelling Book

The Ethics of Storytelling


  • Author : Hanna Meretoja
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190649364

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Against the backdrop of the polarized debate on the ethical significance of storytelling, Hanna Meretoja's The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible develops a nuanced framework for exploring the ethical complexity of the roles narratives play in our lives.Focusing on how narratives enlarge and diminish the spaces of possibilities in which we act, think, and re-imagine the world together with others, this book proposes a theoretical-analytical framework for engaging with both the ethical potential and risks of storytelling. Further, it elaborates anarrative hermeneutics that treats narratives as culturally mediated practices of (re)interpreting experiences and articulates how narratives can be oppressive, empowering, or both. It also argues that the relationship between narrative unconscious and narrative imagination shapes our sense of thepossible.In her book, Meretoja develops a hermeneutic narrative ethics that differentiates between six dimensions of the ethical potential of storytelling: the power of narratives to cultivate our sense of the possible; to contribute to individual and cultural self-understanding; to enable understandingother lives non-subsumptively in their singularity; to transform the narrative in-betweens that bind people together; to develop our perspective-awareness and capacity for perspective-taking; and to function as a form of ethical inquiry. This book addresses our implication in violent histories andargues that it is as dialogic storytellers, fundamentally vulnerable and dependent on one another, that we become who we are: both as individuals and communities.The Ethics of Storytelling seamlessly incorporates narrative ethics, literary narrative studies, narrative psychology, narrative philosophy, and cultural memory studies. It contributes to contemporary interdisciplinary narrative studies by developing narrative hermeneutics as a philosophicallyrigorous, historically sensitive, and analytically sub

Hermeneutic Rationality Book

Hermeneutic Rationality


  • Author : Maria Luísa Portocarrero
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Critical thinking
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9783643115492

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The problem of the limits of reason is by no means a privileged subject of an academic discourse. By reducing reality to what can be conceived of within the paradigms of the scientific laboratory, manipulative despotism, which positivistic notion of objectivism has established, creates in a human being a unilateral conscience of the world and of oneself; a conscience that dominates today our understanding of existence in its manifold senses of Being and the world we live in. This way of thinking, based on a powerful and skillful technique aimed at controlling human life in all its dimensions, intends to impose this limiting positivistic horizon on human beings in the name of Liberte, Egalite, and Fraternite. Hermeneutic rationality resists the claims of modern science and promotes the culture of hospitality toward the world as it shows itself in its complexity. Maria Luisa Portocarrero, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, Professor of Philosophy, specializing in the phenomenological hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur. Luis Antonio Umbelino, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, Professor of Philosophy and Artistic Studies. Andrzej Wiercinski, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Germany, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, specializing in Practical Philosophy/Philosophical Hermeneutics.

American Educational History Journal Book

American Educational History Journal


  • Author : Paul J. Ramsey
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 581
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623960094

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American Educational History Journal Excerpt :

The American Educational History Journal is a peer?reviewed, national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well?articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history.

The Methodological Dilemma Revisited Book

The Methodological Dilemma Revisited


  • Author : Kathleen Gallagher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351370837

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The Methodological Dilemma Revisited Excerpt :

In The Methodological Dilemma Revisited, authors examine what in their research processes has given pause, thwarted the process of seamless productivity, stalled the easy research output but has, instead, insisted upon a deeper analysis. This resistance of the expedient explanation has consequences both for the research topics under study and the ways in which qualitative research is conducted in a globalized era of deepening social inequality. The book is pedagogical in its orientation and reflects upon the politics of knowledge construction. Working with queer and minoritized youth communities, and other precarious publics, the authors convey their relationships to groups they are inside, outside, or allied with — posing ethical questions about research designs and worldviews. Themes such as representation, refusal and resistance of hegemonies are nuanced by investigations into the ethical, practical, and scholarly dimensions of the turn towards collaboration in qualitative inquiry. Other chapters examine the place, value and concerns of aesthetic representation of qualitative research. Finally, the authors consider issues of criticality in research, and the concepts of compassion and humility. This book contains contributions from some of the most imaginative qualitative researchers, making the most of their research dilemmas in order to reflect upon the challenges and resistances they encounter in the work of qualitative research.

Hermeneutics  Citizenship  and the Public Sphere Book

Hermeneutics Citizenship and the Public Sphere


  • Author : Roberto Alejandro
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 0791414876

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Hermeneutics Citizenship and the Public Sphere Excerpt :

Alejandro offers a theoretical reflection on citizenship as a political category that could make possible a collective identity defined by the citizens' interpretations of traditions and their participation in the public sphere as well as their construction of a hermeneutic historical consciousness. This reflection seeks to pave the way for a vision of citizenship as a space of fluid boundaries within which there is room for diverse and even conflicting understandings of individuality, community, and public identity. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.