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Philosophical Hermeneutics: Between Gadamer and Ricoeur. Part 1

The aim of this paper is a comparison between the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer and that of Paul Ricoeur. The first part delineates the origins and background of their approaches: Heideggerian ontology; philosophical anthropology and Husserlian phenomenology. he respective views on the nature of language are examined with focus on motivations. In outlining two variants of philosophical hermeneutics the attention is on the vision for a discourse of the human sciences. Here is also traced a complex idea (Ricoeur) for th role of imagination in-between text and action. A summary-segment at this stage prepares for the inquiry on the relevance of temporality. In a second part, juxtaposing the aspects of the latter makes possible a clarity for the guiding motifs of the two thinkers. The concluding part is an overview of the option for critique and correspondingly of the advantages of different hermeneutical tasks.

Keywords: philosophical hermeneutics, finitude, conflict of interpretations, linguisticality, textuality, temporality, productive imagination

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Philosophical Hermeneutics: Between Gadamer and Ricoeur. Part 2

The aim of this paper is a comparison between the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer and that of Paul Ricoeur. The first part delineates the origins and background of their approaches: Heideggerian ontology; philosophical anthropology and Husserlian phenomenology. he respective views on the nature of language are examined with focus on motivations. In outlining two variants of philosophical hermeneutics the attention is on the vision for a discourse of the human sciences. Here is also traced a complex idea (Ricoeur) for th role of imagination in-between text and action. A summary-segment at this stage prepares for the inquiry on the relevance of temporality. In a second part, juxtaposing the aspects of the latter makes possible a clarity for the guiding motifs of the two thinkers. The concluding part is an overview of the option for critique and correspondingly of the advantages of different hermeneutical tasks.

Keywords: philosophical hermeneutics, finitude, conflict of interpretations, linguisticality, textuality, temporality, productive imagination

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