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Single Idea 20926

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 5. Objectivity]

Full Idea

In the hermeneutic ideal of knowledge, not distance but involvement, not impersonal observation but personal interaction, not thinking against prejudice or tradition but accessing knowledge through them, characterizes our perception of the world.

Gist of Idea

Hermeneutic knowledge is not objective, but embraces interpretations


Jens Zimmermann (Hermeneutics: a very short introduction [2015], 3 'Beyond')

Book Reference

Zimmerman,Jens: 'Hermeneutics: very short introduction' [OUP 2015], p.53

A Reaction

To make this stick it will have to challenge scientific knowledge which results from mathematical summaries of measurements done by instruments. Is a stop watch an interpretation?