Themes of 20th century hermeneutics

Authors

  • Francesco Russo Pontificia Università della Santa Croce

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17421/1121_2179_1999_08_02_Russo

Abstract

The article begins with a consideration of the claim that hermeneutics has been a predominant current in the philosophy of the latter decades of the twentieth century. Certain topics in contemporary hermeneutic thought are then examined, such as the universality of hermeneutics, the linguistic nature of understanding, and the concept of belonging. The study brings out the limits and the implications of these themes, drawing upon the works of the philosophers involved in the discussion in the past few years. Although the article s chief point of reference is the thought of H.G. Gadamer, the reflections of other authors are brought to bear on il; these include P. Ricoeur, E. Betti, K. O. Apel, and L. Pareyson. The article concludes with an indication of the need for a more searching dialogue between the hermeneutical and metaphysical outlooks.

Published

30-09-1999

How to Cite

Russo, Francesco. “Themes of 20th Century Hermeneutics”. Acta Philosophica 8, no. 2 (September 30, 1999): 251–268. Accessed April 17, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/4174.

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