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Cambridge University Press
29 May 2019
Hermeneutics, the study of interpretation, is an essential and valuable branch of philosophy. Hermeneutics is also a central component of the methodology of the social sciences and the humanities, for example historiography, anthropology, art history, and literary criticism. In a sequence of accessible chapters, contributors across the human sciences explain the leading concepts and ideas of hermeneutics, the historical development of the field, the importance of hermeneutics in philosophy today, and the ways in which it can address contemporary concerns including intercultural relations, relations between subcultures within a single society, and relations across race and gender. Clearly structured and written in non-technical language, this Companion will be an important contribution to a growing field of study.
Edited by:   Michael N. Forster (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn), Kristin Gjesdal (Temple University, Philadelphia)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   620g
ISBN:   9781316638170
ISBN 10:   1316638170
Series:   Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   29 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael N. Forster is Professor of Philosophy at University of Bonn. He has published numerous books including Herder: Philosophical Writings (Cambridge, 2002), After Herder (2010), and German Philosophy of Language from Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond (2011). Kristin Gjesdal is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, Philadelphia. Her recent books include Herder's Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment (Cambridge, 2017) and Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives (2018).

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