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What is critical hermeneutics?

Roberge, Jonathan (2011). What is critical hermeneutics? Thesis Eleven , vol. 106 , nº 1. pp. 5-22. DOI: 10.1177/0725513611411682.

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This article explores the promises of critical hermeneutics as an innovative method and philosophy within the human sciences. It is argued that its success depends on its ability to articulate a theory of meaning with one of action and experience as well as its capacity to renew our understanding of the problem of ideology. First, critical hermeneutics must explain how cultural messages ‘show and hide’; that is, how the ambiguity of meaning always allows for a group to represent itself while opening the door for distortion and domination. Second, critical hermeneutics ought to show how action can be best understood as opposing performances driven by ideological-moral views. Through an analysis of social movements, for instance, it is shown that any attempt to do justice could also and easily create exclusion. Third, critical hermeneutics has to clarify how tension and dualism within meaning and action are not to be dissociated from the self-interpretation of concrete individuals. A theory of experience is thus required in order to explain why the autonomy of the subject is finally at stake with regard to the problem of ideology.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: action; théorie critique; expérience; herméneutique; idéologie; signification; Paul Ricœur
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 11 déc. 2019 21:22
Dernière modification: 24 janv. 2022 14:52
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/8956

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