May 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 2850 - Philosophical Hermeneutics

Credits: 4
Philosophical hermeneutics investigates the human experience of understanding in an inclusive way. The course thematizes how understanding operates in the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the technical and vocational disciplines, as well as in ordinary life. Thus the focus is on understanding as such and not as restricted to any specific content. Yet comparisons and contrasts also emerge, since diverse examples of understanding and misunderstanding from all areas dominate class discussions. Gadamer’s Truth and Method: Basic Outlines of a Philosophical Hermeneutics serves as a first guide to questions about evidence, knowledge, and truth in art, history, and literature. Other participants in the issues-driven dialogue include Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Spivak.
Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 .
Fulfills: W in LS Core