Introduction; 1. Hermeneutics and theology Christoph Bultmann; 2. Hermeneutics and nature Dalia Nassar; 3. Hermeneutics and romanticism Fred Rush; 4. Hermeneutics and German idealism Paul Redding; 5. Hermeneutics and history John H. Zammito; 6. Hermeneutics and positivism Frederick C. Beiser; 7. Hermeneutics: Nietzschean approaches Paul Katsafanas; 8. Hermeneutics and psychoanalysis Sebastian Gardner; 9. Hermeneutics and phenomenology Benjamin Crowe; 10. Hermeneutics and critical theory Georgia Warnke; 11. Hermeneutics: francophone approaches Michael N. Forster; 12. Hermeneutics: non-Western approaches Kai Marchal; 13. Hermeneutics and literature Jonathan Culler; 14. Hermeneutics and law Ralf Poscher; 15. Hermeneutics and the human sciences Kristin Gjesdal.
Explores the relevance of hermeneutics for modern human sciences, its history and development, and its key philosophical debates.
Michael N. Forster is Professor of Philosophy at University of Bonn. He has published numerous books including Herder: Philosophical Writings (Cambridge, 2002), After Herder (2010), and German Philosophy of Language from Schlegel to Hegel and Beyond (2011). Kristin Gjesdal is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, Philadelphia. Her recent books include Herder's Hermeneutics: History, Poetry, Enlightenment (Cambridge, 2017) and Ibsen's Hedda Gabler: Philosophical Perspectives (2018).