Interpretation is both old and new. As old, as hermeneutics, interpretation has traditionally formed the principles of Biblical exegesis. As new, interpretation theory plays a prominent role in contemporary philosophical and also theological discussion. As old, interpretation ignored philosophy and was thus oblivious to the fact that the very structure of human consciousness and existence was interpretative. As new, interpretation theory has, in the hands of philosophers, at least, evaded its theological or Biblical roots and, in that critical sense, has been no more successful than the other dominant philosophical schools of our century in overcoming the dualisms resulting from, as always, the reduction of faith to reason (from Husserl to Heidegger and Sartre, not to mention the neo-Marxian critical theorists and the tradition of Anglo-German philosophy leading both to and away from Wittgenstein).
KeywordsGolden Rule Pure Reason Interpretation Theory Pure Possibility Greek Text
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