Hermeneutické pole (legein peri)
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|Title:||Hermeneutické pole (legein peri)|
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Czech Literature, 56, 4, pp. 508-519
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||interpretation, hermeneutics, speech, philosophy|
Re-reading Plato’s Ion as the first text in the hermeneutics tradition, the author finds two main
streams. The first, based on reflection (rationality, logic, knowledge) stems from Socrates; the
second, consisting in an affective approach (myth, art), stems from Ion. Both Socrates and
Ion delimit this field of hermeneutics (legein peri or ‘speaking about’) staying beyond its frontiers.
Next, the author exploits the Socrates: Ion binary in order to interpret some key figures,
trends, and schools within the whole tradition (rabbis, St Augustine, Pietism, Schleiermacher,
Nietzsche, Dilthey, explication de texte, Heidegger, Gadamer, Peter Szondi, the Nitra School,
and Ricoeur). Writers tend towards either the Socratic (explication de texte) or Ionic wing (Nietzsche).
There are, however, also writers who attempted to find the middle ground, a position
offering both reflexion and intuition (Schleiermacher, Gadamer, and Ricoeur). The author concludes
that the main challenge issuing from his interpretation is to remain close to a text, and
resist any temptation to go beyond it.