Transforming the Hermeneutic Context: From Nietzsche to Nancy

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Gayle L. Ormiston, Alan D. Schrift
SUNY Press, 1990 - Philosophy - 306 pages
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This book presents contemporary analyses of interpretation by some of the most prominent figures in contemporary philosophy and literary criticism. These essays question and transform traditional statements on the aims, methods, and techniques of interpretation.

The essays demonstrate how contemporary discussions of interpretation are necessarily sent back to the hermeneutic tradition. Emphasizing the importance of Friedrich Nietzsche’s influence on the contemporary debates concerning current interpretive practices, this volume traces the differences in interpretive perspectives generated in the writings of Michel Foucault, Eric Blondel, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Derrida, Manfred Frank, Werner Hamacher, and Jean-Luc Nancy. The essays by Foucault, Blondel, Frank, Hamacher, and Nancy appear here for the first time in English.
 

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Contents

Editors Introduction
1
Interpretation
43
Nietzsche Freud Marx
59
Interpreting Texts With and Without Nietzsche
69
Psychoanalysis and the Polis
89
Sending On Representation
107
Derrida on Representation A Postscript
139
The Interpretation of a Text
145
Hermeneutic Ellipses Writing the Hermeneutical Circle in Schleiermacher
177
Sharing Voices
211
Selected Bibliography
261
Contributors
293
Index
295
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About the author (1990)

Gayle L. Ormiston is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Kent State University.

Alan D. Schrift is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College.

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