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CLS4225 - Hermeneutics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Professor Andrew Benjamin

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

The development of hermeneutics from a theory and practice of textual interpretation to a theory of understanding the work of Heidegger, Gadamer and Habermas. Its application in the study of literature and history in the work of Hirsch, Betti, Ricoeur and Jauss. Issues include the conflict between subjectivity and objectivity, the dialectics of the foreign and familiar, the recognition of the new, the role of language and the function of tradition in understanding, the universality of hermeneutics as a theory of cognition and its impact on the social sciences.

Assessment

Two seminar papers (1000-1500 words each): 20%
Research essay (6000 words): 60%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

CRT4225

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