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PHIL 4426 Hermeneutics, Language, Politics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the relation between rhetoric, dialogical reason, and politics. We will draw on the thought of Aristotle, Herder, Humboldt, Heidegger, and, above all, Gadamer to understand how the nature of language, the character of rationality, and the phenomenon of non-scientific modes of truth contribute to a conception of hermeneutics as practical philosophy.


Instructor(s): David Johnson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 27-Feb-17