Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

2016.02.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rudolf A. Makkreel, Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 244pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.02.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rudolf A. Makkreel, Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 244pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226249315. Reviewed by Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania Although occasionally taken up in the past by thinkers such as Richard Rorty or Alasdair MacIntyre, hermeneutics has generally been a neglected topic among most English-language philosophers. All too often, hermeneutics has been seen in the Anglo-American world as a rather arcane topic belonging more to theology, rhetoric, literature, or even historiography, than to philosophy proper. When it has been taken up in an explicit fashion in philosophical circles, it has frequently been in connection with specifically theological, rhetorical, literary or historiographical concerns, perhaps as part of the history of philosophy (especially German philosophy), or else as belonging essentially to phenomenology (and barely. . .

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