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Hermeneutika kao metoda humanističkih znanosti
Hermeneutics as a method of the humanities

Author(s): Anita Milićević
Subject(s): Hermeneutics
Published by: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Mostaru
Keywords: hermeneutics; ethics; dialogue; everyday life; science; the position of man; humanities;natural sciences;

Summary/Abstract: This paper will try to show that the division between the natural sciences and humanities can be overcome using hermeneutics as an approach to science and to the world. The thesis states that natural sciences do not function independently from man and that they are susceptible to value judgement just as humanities are. A dialogue between the two, and a constant questioning and interpretation of the position of science and the position of man in the world is needed. Hermeneutics, as an understanding of everyday life and concrete situations, can help the humanities to emerge from crisis in order for the question about man and his position in everyday life, as well as cultural and social context is raised again. Ethical hermeneutics takes into consideration the stance towards objects and through anxiety, the way Heidegger imagined it, relates to the world and objects. The humanities have to work on putting back into focus the question about man and his future, which is an ethical question. Hermeneutics as an engagement can act beyond institutions as a method of approach, dialogue and understanding codes and symbols.

  • Issue Year: 6/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 51-63
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Croatian