Validity in Interpretation


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By demonstrating the uniformity and universality of the principles of valid interpretation of verbal texts of any sort, this closely reasoned examination provides a theoretical foundation for a discipline that is fundamental to virtually all humanistic studies. It defines the grounds on which textual interpretation can claim to establish objective knowledge, defends that claim against such skeptical attitudes as historicism and psychologism, and shows that many confusions can be avoided if the distinctions between meaning ...

Validity in Interpretation 1973, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300016925

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Validity in Interpretation 1967, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300005578