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APG4267

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Professor Andrew Benjamin

Notes

Previously coded CRT4225

Synopsis

The development of hermeneutics from a theory of textual interpretation to a theory of understanding in 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 the 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): 40%
Research essay (6000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week