Notes on Friedrich Schleiermacher's "Hermeneutics: The Handwritten Manuscripts"

54 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2014

Date Written: 1993


A summary of Friedrich Schleiermacher's theory of hermeneutics as formulated in the manuscripts edited by Heinz Kimmerle (I. The Aphorisms of 1805 and 1809-10; II. The first draft of 1809-10; III. Hermeneutics - the compendium of 1819 and the marginal notes of 1828; IV. The separate exposition of part 2 on technical interpretation. V. The Academy addresses of 1829; VI. The marginal notes of 1832-33). Schleiermacher's insights are compared to some concepts introduced by later theorists of hermeneutics.

Keywords: Hermeneutics, Literary theory, Schleiermacher, Interpretation, Philology

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Notes on Friedrich Schleiermacher's "Hermeneutics: The Handwritten Manuscripts" (1993). Available at SSRN:

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

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Zaragoza, 50005


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