Hans-Georg Gadamer: poetics and truth in the human sciences

Norris, Timothy John (2014). Hans-Georg Gadamer: poetics and truth in the human sciences. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer argues that understanding is rooted in conversation and that it is understanding that shapes the human sciences. By showing how words reveal their conceptual value in conversation, we have to question the human sciences attachment to method. The alienating effect of an instrumental view of language is the key issue in this work. We focus on how we communicate as ethical and lyrical subjects in the human sciences while observing scientific protocols. The key question that dominates the current work is: how can poetics and truth, seen as a primary part of our verbal experience of the world, come to capture the problem of self-understanding and concept formation in the human sciences?

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
School or Department: Dept of Political Science and International Studies
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/4925


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