Mark Tansey – Derrida Queries de Man. Application to Derrida's Questioning of Hermeneutics

Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 5 (13):139-146 (2006)
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This paper endeavours to point towards the direction of an answer to the problem whether or not philosophical hermeneutics is post-metaphysical. Starting from Derrida’s critique of hermeneutics, the author argues that this problem reduces itself to the question: “is hermeneutics a violent form of thought?” Through a reinterpretation of Gadamer’s concept of “living language of dialogue” starting from the point of view upon the history of the concept of language offered by Truth and Method and on the basis of the similitude between language and art the answer to this latter question is given in the negative



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