Theories of Interpretation: Classical to Romantic Hermeneutics
28 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2015 Last revised: 26 Jan 2015
Date Written: 1993
An introduction to some central concepts in literary hermeneutics and interpretive theory (Interpretation, understanding, criticism, evaluation, meaning, etc.), and to the semiotic groundings of hermeneutics. This is followed by an overview of the main approaches in classical hermeneutics, from Greek philosophers and Homeric critics, through medieval poetics and criticism, to early modern developments. The overview concludes with an introduction to Schleiermacher's general hermeneutics in the Romantic period.
Keywords: Hermeneutics, Interpretation, Literary theory, Criticism, Meaning, Significance, Schleiermacher
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