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  1. Nov 2023
    1. Gadamer, the father of the philosophical hermeneutics, sought tointegrate the progress of science and thought by means of language
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        • Gadamer was the father of philosophical hermeneutics and sought to integrate progress of science and thought by means of language. Since I feel language is a critical intertwingled variable in such deep questions, his approach will be of interest
  2. Feb 2023
    1. What we ultimately should care about is being able to use our knowledge to produce something new, whatever that may be. To not merely reproduce you must understand the material. And understanding requires application, a hermeneutic principle that particularly Gadamer worked out extensively. If you really want to measure your level of understanding, you should try to apply or explain something to yourself or someone else.
  3. Feb 2022
    1. Every intellectual endeavour starts from an already existingpreconception, which then can be transformed during further inquiresand can serve as a starting point for following endeavours. Basically,that is what Hans-Georg Gadamer called the hermeneutic circle

      (Gadamer 2004).

      All intellectual endeavors start from a preexisting set of ideas. These can then be built upon to create new concepts which then influence the original starting point and may continue ever expanding with further thought.

      Ahrens argues that most writing advice goes against the idea of the hermeneutic circle and pretends as if the writer is starting with a blank page. This can prefigure some of the stress and difficulty Ernest Hemingway spoke of when he compared writing to "facing the white bull which is paper with no words on it."

      While it can be convenient to think of the idea of tabula rasa, in practice it really doesn't exist. As a result the zettelkasten more readily shows its value in the writing process.

    1. The hermeneutic circle (German: hermeneutischer Zirkel) describes the process of understanding a text hermeneutically. It refers to the idea that one's understanding of the text as a whole is established by reference to the individual parts and one's understanding of each individual part by reference to the whole. Neither the whole text nor any individual part can be understood without reference to one another, and hence, it is a circle. However, this circular character of interpretation does not make it impossible to interpret a text; rather, it stresses that the meaning of a text must be found within its cultural, historical, and literary context.

      The hermeneutic circle is the idea that understanding a text in whole is underpinned by understanding its constituent parts and understanding the individual parts is underpinned by understanding the whole thereby making a circle of understanding. This understanding of a text is going to be heavily influenced by a text's cultural, historical, literary, and other contexts.

  4. Mar 2021
    1. el concepto de formaciónplanteado por Hegel y Gadamer6. En Hegel apunta a la esen-cia humana: la persona en su devenir es una tarea intermina-ble para convertirse en ser espiritual general. En Gadamer, la formación debe ser entendida como un proceso constante de desarrollo y progresión, que va más allá del cultivo de las capacidades previas y de la habilidad y la destreza, para hacer énfasis en el desarrollo de las capacidades y del talen-to.
  5. Nov 2019
    1. transfigura

      Curieux terme : il y a quelque chose de gadamérien (cf. Hans Georg Gadamer) dans cette idée de « transfiguration ».

      L’Art pour Gadamer a cette propriété de justement « transfigurer » le spectateur, qui entre en dialogue avec l’Œuvre d’art (ne se contentant pas simplement de la regarder passivement); l’Œuvre « transforme » le spectateur, ou quelque chose de plus : elle le « transfigure ».