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the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts

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The most celebrated and influential modern doctrines, those of Marx and Freud, actually amount of elaborate systems of hermeneutics, aggressive and impious theories of interpretation.

—p.6 Against interpretation (3) by Susan Sontag
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In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art.

it's a nice-sounding sentence though i'm not sure I'm convinced here

—p.14 Against interpretation (3) by Susan Sontag
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2 years, 3 months ago


What needs to be resisted when faced with the shocking reports and images of the burning Paris suburbs is what I call the hermeneutic temptation: the search for some deeper meaning or message hidden in these outbursts.

literally identical to a passage from Violence

—p.39 Divine Violence (35) by Slavoj Žižek
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2 years, 2 months ago


One cannot interpret the strangeness of this mode of production using the received hermeneutic conceptual categories, derived as they are from a critique of the relations of production of nineteenth-century steam-powered capitalism

—p.58 by McKenzie Wark
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a second problem with the hermeneutics of suspicion

—p.139 David Foster Wallace and the New Sincerity in American Fiction (131) by Adam Kelly
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Jay subsumes everything his patients tell him to an already formed hermeneutic theory of truth

on Broom

—p.8 David Foster Wallace and the Novel of Ideas (3) by Adam Kelly
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The 'hermeneutic' tradition, on the other hand, takes account of the interpreter's puzzles and perplexities by including them within the terms of a full and generous response.

—p.16 Roots: structuralism and New Criticism (1) by Christopher Norris
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'Hermeneutics', as Heidegger conceived it, was the founding philosophy of all interpretation, an attempt to provide the human sciences with a self-understanding adequate to their task

—p.68 Nietzsche: philosophy and deconstruction (56) by Christopher Norris
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as a result of the hermeneutic process of gaining and formulating a thorough understanding of it

—p.xii Foreword: 'Love Me till My Heart Stops' (xi) by Allard Pieter den Dulk
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2 years, 6 months ago


Might you perhaps hurl yourself into the void through this therapeutic window? How about a hermeneutic window from which to hurl yourself beyond meaning? Or an existential window from which to hurl yourself out of existence and the perpetual reason for existing?

I'm just spitballing here but I think he's undergoing some medical treatment

—p.95 by Jean Baudrillard
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Heidegger describes his philosophical enterprise as a 'hermeneutic of Being'; and the word 'hermeneutic' means the science or art of interpretation

—p.66 Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory (54) by Terry Eagleton
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the dead ends of certain kinds of European hermeneutics — the realization that repeated analyses of Balzac novellas might not shake the foundations of the subject, let alone those of capitalism

—p.1 Too Much Sociology (1) by n+1
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I suppose I’d been hoping that Benek would hand me some final hermeneutic, or even offer a portal back to the faith, one paved by the certitude of modern science.

—p.90 Ghost in the Cloud (75) by Meghan O'Gieblyn
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it is above all a useful hermeneutic tool for identifying and characterizing those political parties that accuse their opponents of populism

—p.8 Populism without the People (5) by Marco D'Eramo
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We can continue to think of the story of the last forty years as the rising global reach of neoliberalism, and this hermeneutic explains a lot—nearly everything, in fact.

—p.178 Oculus Grift (168) by Anis Shivani
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Thousands o f people are engaged in a mass interpretation. Not fantasy but hermeneutics

on pizzagate

—p.256 Pizza Hermeneutics: Living Before Truth (251) missing author
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11 months, 4 weeks ago


this interpreter doesn't perform "interpretations" in a hermeneutic sense of semantic text explication

—p.169 Language (168) missing author
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the interpretation of a technology is a matter of hermeneutics--we have to find out what the technology means to its users if we are to understand it

—p.21 The Meaning of Technology (14) by Graeme Kirkpatrick
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the vacuous major-media hermeneutic of both-sides-ism

—p.24 River of No Return (16) by Jason Linkins
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all these improbabilities have been neatly made sense of, have been made hermeneutically legible

—p.186 Containment: Trauma and Manipulation in Ian McEwan (180) by James Wood
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Ishiguro, as ever, is interested in far foggier hermeneutics

—p.29 Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (28) by James Wood
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Signifi cantly, it was a Protestant pastor, Friedrich Schleiermacher, who invented the science of hermeneutics, or interpretation.

—p.75 The eclipse of meaning (56) by Terry Eagleton
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2 years, 4 months ago


that’s very different from reading Freud or Durkheim or whomever to work out the categories with which they’re trying to explain our world. It’s a different exercise, and a different hermeneutic.

Critical Attempts by Moishe Postone
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1 year, 1 month ago


Derived from the Greek hermeneuia, the term has its root in the mythical actions of Hermes, the Olympic messenger god. As a philosophical methodology, hermeneutics addresses an activity that individuals (knowingly or otherwise) participate in every day: the act of interpretation.

—p.145 What Something Is (145) missing author
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1 year ago


What needs to be resisted when faced with the shocking reports and images of the burning Paris suburbs is what I call the hermeneutic temptation: the search for some deeper meaning or message hidden in these outbursts.

—p.65 Andante ma non troppo e molto cantabile: (63) by Slavoj Žižek
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2 years, 4 months ago