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Subjekt i filozofska hermeneutika: Prema shvaćanju hermeneutičkog subjekta
Subject and Philosophical Hermeneutics: Towards the Understanding of Hermeneutical Subject

Author(s): Vili Radman
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to give a broad and critical picture of the way in which the nature and role ofthe hermeneutical subject in the process of interpretation has been portrayed in modem philosophical hermeneutics. Also, it attempts to pave the way for an understanding of hermeneutical process that will give justice to the complexity and significanee of the whole issue of the participation of human subject in the process of' understanding. The article builds on the presupposition that the manner in }vhich the question of textual interpretation and the role of the interpreter in it is dealt with in modern hermeneutical theory was affected by the events in Western history, culture and philosophy which completely challenged the role ofthe human subject in the process of the critical acquiring of knowledge and its "objective" value. In other words, the character of hermeneutics was shaped by the assault on the integrity and autonomy of the human sciences. Nineteenth century hermeneutics has developed as a reaction against the intellectual imperialism of the growth of positivism, inductivism, and the type of scientism that claimed that it is the natural sciences alone that provide the model and the standards for what is to count as genuine knowledge. The first part ofthe article is concerned with the historical picture and gives a sun'ey ofthe views of the major names of philosophical hermeneutics, such as Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, on the way the hermeneutical theory should be conceived and the place that hermeneutical subject may have in it.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 13-24
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian