Hermeneutics, Philosophy and Religion: Gadamer: Week 2: Redefining Truth and Text (HT17)

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: January 27, 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Classic problems in Philosophy, Religion and the Humanities more broadly can be approached through the branch of phenomenology that Hans-Georg Gadamer termed ‘Philosophical Hermeneutics’. Texts become living objects of dialogue. Spirituality becomes a process through which the self grows. Community becomes a form of expanded selfhood, and religious truth claims become an invitation to adapt oneself to a new picture of the world. These seminars will explore key themes, drawing on Gadamer’s writings on beauty, health and ethics, Plato and Hegel, spiritual growth and multicultural society.