Herder's Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment


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Through a detailed study of Herder's Enlightenment thought, especially his philosophy of literature, Kristin Gjesdal offers a new and sometimes provocative reading of the historical origins and contemporary challenges of modern hermeneutics. She shows that hermeneutic philosophy grew out of a historical, anthropological, and poetic discourse in the mid-eighteenth century and argues that, as such, it represents a rich, stimulating, and relevant engagement with the potentials and limits of human meaning and understanding. ...

Herder's Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107112865