ERIC Number: ED342000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Teacher's Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics.
Crusius, Timothy W.
In language which can be understood by ordinary people with college backgrounds, this book introduces philosophical hermeneutics (the interpretive theory of the humanities) to English teachers, with their role in writing instruction especially in mind. The book contrasts philosophical hermeneutics with other theories of interpretation and summarizes the chief ideas of Martin Heidegger, Paul Ricoeur, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. After setting forth the basic propositions of a hermeneutical rhetoric, the book presents a theory of the rhetoric, contrasting it with works of James Berlin and James Kinneavy, and outlines a hermeneutics-based approach to teaching that helps students find their own authentic voice by interpreting their world in talk and writing. A list of suggested readings, a glossary, and 57 references are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Hermeneutics, Higher Education, Interpretive Skills, Rhetorical Theory, Secondary Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 50160-0015; $7.95 members, $10.50 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.