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Transcendence and Hermeneutics

An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Karl Jaspers

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Part of the Studies in Philosophy and Religion book series (STPAR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Transcending-Thinking and Its Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-9
    2. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 10-17
    3. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 18-29
    4. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 30-41
  3. Transcending-Thinking and Philosophical Idealism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-49
    2. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 50-57
    3. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 58-71
    4. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 72-90
  4. Transcendence and Hermeneutics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-116
    2. Alan M. Olson
      Pages 145-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-198

About this book


''The problem of Transcendence is the problem of our time. " I Needless to say, Transcendence was a particularly lively i~sue when Karl Heim wrote these words in the mid-1930's. Within the province of philosophi­ cal theology and philosophy of religion, however, it is always the prob­ lem, as Gordon Kaufman has recently reminded us. 2Por the question concerning the nature and the reality of Transcendence has not only to do with self-transcendence, but with the being of Transcendence-Itself, that is to say, with the nature and the reality of God as experienced and understood at any given time or place. Now there are those today who would claim that any further discus­ sion of the latter half of this proposition, namely,Transcendence-Itse1f or God, is worthless and quite beside the point. Such persons would claim that the particular logia represented by the theological sciences has collapsed by virtue of its object having disappeared. Indeed, when one surveys the contemporary scene in philosophy and theology, there is a good deal of evidence that this is the case':"" theology of late having be­ come something of a "spectacle," to use Pritz Buri's term. One of the reasons for this, we here contend, is that the richness and the diversity of the meaning of Transcendence has been lost. And even though we do not here intend to resolve the issue, neither do we assume that such an enqui­ ry is either impossible or irrelevant.


Hans-Georg Gadamer Immanuel Kant Interpretation Paul Ricœur Plato mysticism

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transcendence and Hermeneutics
  • Book Subtitle An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Karl Jaspers
  • Authors A.M. Olson
  • Series Title Studies in Philosophy and Religion
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-247-2092-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-9270-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Religion
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