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Philosophy

Günter Figal

Gegenständlichkeit

Das Hermeneutische und die Philosophie

[Objectivity. Philosophy and the Hermeneutical.]

2006. VIII, 447 pages.
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In this book, Günter Figal develops a foundation for hermeneutical philosophy, in which interpretation and understanding are newly conceived. He shows that interpretion is an original reference to something which stands opposite and, as such, poses a challenge. Objectivity stands at the centre of hermeneutical philosophy.
In this book, Günter Figal develops a foundation for hermeneutical philosophy. Interpretation and understanding are newly conceived. Interpretation shows itself to be the original reference to a subject matter; it is a reference to something which stands opposite and, as such, poses a challenge. As oppositionality therefore stands at the centre of hermeneutical philosophy, the critique of 'objectification', so commonly found in modern continental thinking, is critized here. Figal shows that hermeneutical experience is but an intensified mode of human life. Life itself is generally dominated by the reference to objects which come to stand in opposition. This objectivity and oppositionality of life is possible in a world with hermeneutical dimensions. These dimensions can be phenomenologically decribed as freedom, language, and time.
Authors/Editors

Günter Figal Born 1949; 1976 PhD; 1987 Habilitation; 1989–2002 Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen; since 2002 Professor for Philosophy at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau; since 2017 emeritus.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 135 (2010), S. 72–74 (Jure Zovko)
In: Dialogo Filosofico — 22 (2006), S. 562
In: Anuario Filosofico — 39 (2006), S. 592 (Nur Bibliographie)
In: Süddeutsche Zeitung – F — 12. April 2007, S. 16 (Ralf Konersmann)
In: Buecher.de — Www.buecher.de (Ralf Konersmann)
In: Diotima — 35 (2007), S. 190–191 (Francesca Filippi)
In: Philosophischer Literaturanzeiger — 61 (2008), S. 61–73 (Jakub Capek)
In: Les Etudes Philosophiques — 95 (2010), S. e47-e51 (Christian Sommer)