Ideas from 'Heidegger: an introduction' by Richard Polt [1999], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Heidegger: an introduction' by Polt,Richard [Routledge 2003,1-85728-720-7]].

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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 3. Hermeneutics
Knowledge is not a static set of correct propositions, but a continuing search for better interpretations
                        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.
                        From: Richard Polt (Heidegger: an introduction [1999], 3.7)
                        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.
10. Modality / B. Possibility / 1. Possibility
When we consider possibilities, there must be something we are considering
                        Full Idea: We would hardly want to say that a possibility is nothing, since surely we are considering something when we consider possibilities.
                        From: Richard Polt (Heidegger: an introduction [1999], 1)
                        A reaction: A nice contribution to the issue of whether modality is a feature of actuality. I would prefer to say that we can self-evidently utter truths and falsehoods about what is or is not possible, in nature, in logic, and maybe in metaphysics.