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Herder's hermeneutics, history, poetry, enlightenment, Kristin Gjesdal, Temple University, Philadelphia

Summary
Through a detailed study of Herder's Enlightenment thought, especially his philosophy of literature, Kristin Gjesdal offers a new and sometimes provocative reading of the historical origins and contemporary challenges of modern hermeneutics. She shows that hermeneutic philosophy grew out of a historical, anthropological, and poetic discourse in the mid-eighteenth century and argues that, as such, it represents a rich, stimulating, and relevant engagement with the potentials and limits of human meaning and understanding. Gjesdal's study broadens our conception of hermeneutic philosophy - the issues it raises and the answers it offers - and underlines the importance of Herder's contribution to the development of this discipline. Her book will be highly valuable for students and scholars of eighteenth-century thought, especially those working in the fields of hermeneutics, aesthetics, and European philosophy.--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Form of item
online
ISBN
9781107112865

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