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Reflections on hermeneutics and translocality

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Lambek, Michael

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Corporate Editor Zentrum Moderner Orient
Abstract "This paper reflects on the issues that were brought to the Roundtable on Hermeneutics and Translocality held at the ZMO in 2006. I review the successive ways in which I have drawn on the hermeneutic philosophical tradition as an anthropologist, emphasing the ethical dimension. Translocality heightens the hermeneutic problem but does not radically change it; it may entail recognizing that everything is always already pretranslated. In reflecting on the task and means of anthropology, I briefly juxtapose Gadamer’s admirable deference or modesty to Ricoeur’s dialectic of appropriation and distanciation and to what Cavell calls the arrogation of voice." [author´s abstract]
Keywords hermeneutics; research; philosophy; ethics; interpretation; text; understanding; anthropology
Classification Philosophy of Science, Theory of Science, Methodology, Ethics of the Social Sciences
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
City Berlin
Page/Pages 7 p.
Series ZMO Working Papers, 4
ISSN 2191-3897
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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