Hermeneutics. Method and Methodology

  • Thomas M. Seebohm

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Development of Hermeneutical Consciousness

  3. Toward a General Theory of Understanding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-98
    2. Pages 125-152
  4. Method and Methodology

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-276

About this book


The goal of the investigation is a phenomenological theory of the methods and later the methodology of the human sciences, first of all the philological interpretation of texts. The first part is a critical reflection on the historical development of hermeneutics as method of interpreting texts and the tradition including the first steps toward the emergence of scientific methodological hermeneutics. Such reflections show that the development of hermeneutics is onesidedly founded in the development of hermeneutical consciousness, i.e. the changing attitudes in the application and rejection of cultural traditions. All methods and finally methodologies are onesidedly founded in the activities of the lifeworld. The second part is a first attempt to develop an outline of a general phenomenological theory of pre-methodical and methodical understanding in the lifeworld. The third part offers a critical phenomenologically guided analysis of methodological hermeneutics.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas M. Seebohm
    • 1
  1. 1.Johannes Gutenberg UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2617-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2618-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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