Hermeneutics: - Philosophical Understanding and Basic Orientations
Posted on 22. Feb, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||Hermeneutics: - Philosophical Understanding and Basic Orientations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Journal||Journal of Chinese Philosophy|
|Keywords||Chinese, Chung-ying Cheng, Hermeneutics, Language, Marxism, Reading, Taoism, Zhu Xi|
The emergence of a humanistically based philosophical hermeneutics in Chinese language texts since 1980 is documented historically and critically. The particular role of Chung-ying Cheng's ontohermeneutics and the dominant interest in Gadamerian hermeneutics are highlighted in the context of new studies in traditional and post-Marxist Chinese philosophical hermeneutics. Two new Chinese journals on hermeneutics are described and contrasted to underscore a significant difference in their basic commitments regarding the orientation and content of Chinese philosophical hermeneutics. This essay also serves as an introduction to two volumes devoted to this theme found in the 2006 - supplement and the March 2007 - issue.