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The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics

ISBN: 978-1-118-52987-4
640 pages
October 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Hermeneutics is a collection of original essays from leading international scholars that provide a definitive historical and critical compendium of philosophical hermeneutics.  

  • Offers a definitive historical, systematic, and critical compendium of hermeneutics
  • Represents state-of-the-art thinking on the major themes, topics, concepts and figures of the hermeneutic tradition in philosophy and those who have influenced hermeneutic thought, including Kant, Hegel, Schleiermacher Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Foucault, Habermas, and Rorty
  • Explores the art and theory of interpretation as it intersects with a number of philosophical and inter-disciplinary areas, including humanism, theology, literature, politics, education and law
  • Features contributions from an international cast of leading and upcoming scholars, who offer historically informed, philosophically comprehensive, and critically astute contributions in their individual fields of expertise
  • Written to be accessible to interested non-specialists, as well asprofessional philosophers
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Author Information

Niall Keane is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Head of Department, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Chris Lawn is Lecturer in Philosophy at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland.
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