Interpreting Philosophy: The Elements of Philosophical Hermeneutics
by Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Ontos Verlag 2013
Number of pages: 190
Philosophers are on the whole too busy doing philosophy to take time to stand back and consider reflectively how the project itself actually works. This affords good reason for attending to philosophical hermeneutics, reflecting on the issue of how philosophical texts are to be understood and interpreted.
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by A. D. Lindsay - T.C. & E.C. Jack
All that the writer of a book like this can hope to do is to persuade others to undertake that study by interesting them in the problems with which it deals, and by offering a few suggestions which may help to an understanding of it.
by Alfred Weber - Longmans, Green
The author's knowledge of the subject is thorough and extensive, his judgment sound, his manner of expression simple, clear, and precise. The history of philosophy is conceived as an evolution, as a process from the simple to the complex.
by Alfred William Benn - Kegan Paul, Trench, & co.
The appearance of a new idea can only be made intelligible by tracing the previous tendencies. The history of philosophy has itself a philosophy which requires that we go beyond particular phenomena and view them as related parts of a single system.
The philosophers of ancient Greece have fascinated thinking persons for centuries, and their writings have been the key influences on the Western civilization. The works of Plato and Aristotle have defined the questions for subsequent generations.