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A megértés tapasztalata
The Experience of Understanding

Author(s): Károly Veress
Subject(s): Hermeneutics, Ontology
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: hermeneutic; existential understanding; social sciences; fundamental ontology;

Summary/Abstract: This paper provides a comprehensive and systematic inquiry on the central problem of contemporary philosophical hermeneutics, the question of understanding. The strain of thoughts starts by the critique of the methodological concept of understanding, as it was worked out in romantic hermeneutics and in social sciences. This is proceeded by a touch upon the approach of fundamental ontology, the Heideggerian concept of existential understanding. The study continues with a detailed exposition of the hermeneutical understanding-concept. This incorporates the scaling of hermeneutical experience as the nexus of negativity, openness, finitude and historicity, the connections of the hermeneutical situation and horizon, the development of the anticipatory- and question-structure of this experience. The study concludes with the presentation of understanding as a process of the tradition of questioning.

  • Issue Year: LXVIII/2006
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 55-74
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Hungarian