ERIC Number: ED410144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Hermeneutics: A Phenomenological Aesthetic Reflection.
According to this document, the postmodern world needs a form of education which does not separate learning from its application to self, but encourages subjective experiencing of the world as self-encounter. The hermeneutical task is not a technical one, solved by logic, but is rather, an aesthetic journey of finding a sense of identity and personal meaning in experiences born in the midst of universal human struggles. The paper is organized in four sections. After an introductory section, the document presents: "Perspectives on Hermeneutics"; "Hermeneutics: A Phenomenological Aesthetic Investigation," which looks at five different approaches to hermeneutics; and "Aesthetics in Hermeneutics," in which phenomenological aesthetics for hermeneutics in education is advocated; the implication being that transformation and learning would be stimulated by a sense of connectedness and awareness of future possibilities. Contains 52 references. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-14, 1996).