Notes by Rini Thomas, I MA English on Hermeneutics
IDEA OF INTERPRETATION
HERMENEUTICS: Science of interpretation
HERMEON: Greek messenger whose task was to go to heaven, take God’s message and to give it to the people on earth by interpreting it to them.
- Understanding what the text is exactly saying.
- Try to understand what the author means.
- What it means in our context.
HEIDEGGER: Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher of 20th century. He was a nazi. Theory of interpretation is taken from Heidegger philosopher. In philosophy, he is called phenomenologist. Phenomenologist believed in existence.
EDMUND HUSSURL: He was the professor of Heidegger. He began the idea of phenomenology.
HANS-GEORGE GADAMER: Heidegger’s student. He develops Hermeneutics through Heidegger’s idea. Gadamber said, “not all our knowledge is conceptual”.
PRE REFLEXIVE KNOWLEDGE: When you reflect and come to conclusion it’s called reflexive. Pre reflexive knowledge means before reflexive knowledge.
CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE: Theorization
- Scientific knowledge
- Conceptual knowledge
HEIDEGGER FOR BEGINNERS (UG STOCK: PHILOSOPHY SECTION)
INTERPRETATIONS (BOOK BY Joseph Dorairaj) TALKS ABOUT MYTH AND LITERATURE
LECTURES ON HEIDEGGER CAN BE FOUND IN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY WEBSITE