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Single Idea 15575

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 3. Hermeneutics]

Full Idea

Thanks to Heidegger, hermeneutics has gained wider acceptance - that knowledge is not a static set of correct propositions, but a continuing search for better interpretations.

Gist of Idea

Knowledge is not a static set of correct propositions, but a continuing search for better interpretations

Source

Richard Polt (Heidegger: an introduction [1999], 3.7)

Book Reference

Polt,Richard: 'Heidegger: an introduction' [Routledge 2003], p.41


A Reaction

I am not sure if I understand the notion of a search that has a refusal to actually find anything as one of its basic principles.