This is the theory and method of interpreting meaningful human action. It forms part of the general critique of positivism in sociology in which human action is seen as caused by social structures of various kinds.
or interpretive philosophy, is essentially a philosophy of understanding, which elucidates how it is that one person comes to understand the actions or words, or any other meaningful product, of another (Lavoie, 1990, p. xiii).
principles, methods of interpreting scripture
The study of the methodological principles of interpretation. Historically, many ancient texts -- such as the Bible in Western religions and ancient Chinese texts including the writings of Sun Tzu -- have accumulated layers of commentary, which are published along with the work. In each layer, subsequent reviewers comment on the original text, the historical context of its writing, the nature of translations over time, and on the contexts of earlier interpreters. In the context of sensemaking, hermeneutics is relevant because there can be more than one way to interpret information and because hermeneutic practice places demands on annotation systems for successively revealing layers of commentary.
The science of interpretation and explanation; exegesis; esp., that branch of theology which defines the laws whereby the meaning of the Scriptures is to be ascertained.
Study of the principles of biblical interpretation.
theory of text interpretation. In our culture, we can distinguish between philological hermeneutics, which originated from the task of describing ancient texts: it establishes the meaning of texts, insofar as they are immanent to the situation of communication in which they were produced. Philosophical hermeneutics, on the other hand, is independent of linguistics and seek s to specify the transcendental conditions of all interpretation.
Dualistic cognitive theory, in which the observer and the observed are locked in a tight embrace of interaction; the science of interpretation.
interpretive; to interpret [meaning
(HER·me·NEU·tics). The principles of interpretation consisting of the rules and methodologies applied to data in the movement from exegesis to interpretation and the processes by which they have application to data.
Discovery of meaning (originally in Bible). Hermeneutics
The science of interpretation and explanation of Biblical scripture. This is central to the issue of origins since a good number of people derive their theory of Origins on a certain understanding of Genesis.
The theory of textual interpretation, especially in law, theology, and literature. Named after Hermes, the Greek messenger god, intermediary between the major gods and heroes, just as the critic is the mediator between the author and the public.
This used to refer to a method of Biblical criticism: interpreting the whole of a text in the context of its parts, and vice versa. Now also applied to qualitative research, when analysing transcripts of interviews and group discussions.
formal study of methods of interpretation. Following Gadamer, the hermeneutical process is often regarded as involving complex interaction between the interpreting subject and the interpreted object.
the process of reflecting on the assumptions behind one's interpretation and exegesis of a text, especially in light of their political ramifications.
The science of interpretation or exegesis of Scripture.
Historically grounded in biblical interpretation, hermeneutics is a method of analyzing text for hidden meanings and related to phenomenology. ( Hermeneutics 101) For example, when examining writings from different societies we find different meanings depending on the norms, language, and cultures of the society. Biblical Hermeneutics Hermeneutics and the Phenomenon of Information (Capurro)
(adj. = hermeneutical) Goes beyond exegesis (see above) by asking what import a text has for people today.
the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
study of interpretation and meaning.
The science or art of interpretation, especially of the Scriptures
Principles of interpretation, or "how to read your Bible."
The art or skill or theory of interpretation: the method of coming to an understanding of a text.
"Interpretative" Ã¢â‚¬â€ A branch of philosophy concerned with human understanding and the interpretation of texts. Recently the concept of texts has been extended beyond written documents to include, for example, speech, performances, works of art, and even events.
ordinarily covers the whole field of interpretation, including exegesis, it is also used in the narrower sense of seeking the contemporary relevance of ancient texts (Fee & Stuart).
This term—derived from the name of Hermes, the Greek god who served as herald and messenger for the other gods—is often used in a wide sense to mean the art or theory of interpretation, though its original meaning was the interpretation of sacred scripture.
From the Greek "to interpret or explain," the science and methodology of interpretation.
(from Greek for "to interpret, translate"; hence, "science of interpretation") It denotes the strategy of interpreting texts to enable them to be applied to circumstances contemporary with the interpreter; the term is often used with reference to the study of Jewish and Christian scriptures.
The science of biblical interpretation.
The principles underlying the interpretation, or exegesis, of a text, particularly of Scripture, particularly in relation to its present-day application.
the study of principles for interpreting the Bible. Two basic hermeneutical principles are: let Scripture interpret Scripture, and read every passage of the Bible in its context.
Hermeneutics may be described as the development and study of theories of the interpretation and understanding of texts. In contemporary usage, hermeneutics often refers to study of the interpretation of Biblical texts. However, it is more broadly used in contemporary philosophy to denote the study of theories and methods of the interpretation of all texts.