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Hermeneutics

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Philosophical hermeneutics is concerned with interpretation and understanding. For many centuries in Western thought, hermeneutics was confined to the science of the exegesis of religious texts, but it broadened with the nineteenth-century efforts to formulate a theory and method of interpretation. In the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) and Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900–2002) developed the ...

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