Matthias Flatscher

12Philosophische Hermeneutik: Relektüren der rhetorischen Tradition

Abstract: According to its self-conception, hermeneutics maintains a close relationship with the rhetorical tradition, thereby distancing itself from the demand – most present in occidental philosophy – of drawing a strict parting line against all rhetoric. Rather, hermeneutics explicitly unravels the manifold parallels between rhetoric and its own approach. As well as rhetoric, hermeneutics analyzes the various ways of linguistic mediation and disclosure of sense. In its reflection on the fundamental conditions of understanding, 20th century philosophical hermeneutics – as represented by Heidegger, Gadamer and Ricœur – focuses on the capacity of speech and ...

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