The Question of Hermeneutics

Essays in Honor of Joseph J. Kockelmans

  • Timothy J. Stapleton

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Timothy J. Stapleton
      Pages 1-14
  3. Hermeneutic Rationality?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Otto Pöggeler
      Pages 17-35
    3. Calvin O. Schrag
      Pages 61-78
  4. Hermeneutic Origins: Husserl and Phenomenology

  5. Hermeneutics and Ontology: Heidegger

  6. Hermeneutics and the Worlds of the Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Bas C. van Fraassen
      Pages 309-335
    3. Pierre Kerszberg
      Pages 337-361
    4. Michael Heim
      Pages 397-423
  7. Hermeneutics, Art, and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Adriaan Peperzak
      Pages 451-468
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 469-498

About this book


by Pierre Kerszberg Joseph J. Kockelmans: A Biographical Note Joseph Kockelmans was born on December I, 1923, at Meerssen in the Netherlands. In 1951 he received his doctoral degree in philosophy from the Institute for Medieval Philosophy, Angelico, Rome. Earlier on, he had earned a "Baccalaureate" and a "Licence" from the same institution. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he engaged in a series of post-doctoral studies. His first subject was mathematics, which he studied under H. Busard who taught at the Institute of Technology at Venlo (1952-55). A major turning-point then occurred when, from 1955 to 1962, his post-doctoral research centered simultaneously around physics under A. D. Fokker at the University of Leyden, and phenomenology under H. L. Van Breda at the Husserl Archives of the University of Louvain. Still in the Netherlands, his first position as professor of philosophy was at the Agricultural University of Wageningen from 1963 to 1964. Even though he had been a Visiting Professor at Duquesne University in 1962, the year 1964 marked the actual beginning of his career in the United States. He began by holding a professorship at the New School for Social Research in New York (1964-65). Before establishing himself permanently at the Pennsylvania State University from 1968 onward, where he became a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 1990, he also held a professorship at the University of Rittsburgh from 1965 to 1968.


Edmund Husserl Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Immanuel Kant Jean-Paul Sartre Martin Heidegger event experience hermeneutics idea phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy J. Stapleton
    • 1
  1. 1.Loyola College in MarylandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-2964-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1160-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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