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Analitikos - hermeneutikos kontroversija. Retrospekcijos bruožai
Retrospecting analytic/hermeneutic controversy

Author(s): Marius Povilas Šaulauskas
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas
Keywords: Retrospecting; analytic; hermeneutic; controversy;

Summary/Abstract: The article argues, first, that the analytic/hermeneutic controversy is a continuance of the modernity’s debate between rationalism and empiricism, while contemporary attempts to reinterpret these basic methodological approaches under subsuming postmodern vocabulary also revoice their predecessor, Kantian project of transcendental idealism. Therefore, postmodern discourse first of all stands as a persistence of bipolar modern epistemology and, by the same token, of analytic/hermeneutic controversy. Second, the central question of hermeneutics of how to properly cope with specifically human world of meaning, the problem of understanding, has its analytical counterpart, the central question of analytic philosophy of how to delineate the proper epistemological borders separating natural and human universe, the problem of demarcation. Thus the retrospect of analytic/hermeneutic controversy unfolds as a history of twofold articulation of the topography of different kinds of knowledge and their epistemic value. Third, an adequate retrospection of analytic/hermeneutic controversy endemically entails and is underpinned by the metaphilosophical problematics, focused on the question of the specificity, limits and demarcation lines of the philosophical discourse itself.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 41
  • Page Range: 165-180
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Lithuanian