Theories of Interpretation: Classical to Romantic Hermeneutics

28 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2015 Last revised: 26 Jan 2015

Date Written: 1993

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Theories of Interpretation: Classical to Romantic Hermeneutics (1993). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2553692 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2553692

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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