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Dröjandets hermeneutik
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas, History of Literature.
2014 (Swedish)In: Hans Georg Gadamer och hermeneutikens aktualitet / [ed] Anders Burman, Stockholm: Axl Books, 2014, 271-300 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The article is an attempt to clarify the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer´s late preoccupation with the temporal aspects of reading, particularly concerning literary texts, under the concept of Verweilen. It is my contention that Gadamer in his last three decades, before his death in 2002, develops his thinking on understanding texts in terms of Wirkungsgeschichte or Effective History in his magnum opus Wahrheit und Methode (1960), making reading more elastic, flexible and individually structured than before. Verweilen is a crucial concept in this process, dislodging aesthetical experience from the collectively shared historical time that prevails in his previous work.  I try to show that Verweilen, in the context of Gadamer´s intensified preoccuptaion with literary interpretation, is one link to the remarkable, "tacit" and "improbable", dialogue with the French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the last two decades that opens new perspectives on the status of literary hermeneutics.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Axl Books, 2014. 271-300 p.
Keyword [en]
to read, time, linger, hermeneutics
Keyword [de]
Lesen, Zeit, Verweilen, Hermeneutik
Keyword [sv]
Läsning, tid, dröjande, hermeneutik
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111161ISBN: 978-91-86883-29-4OAI: diva2:774519
Tid, Minne, Representation (RJ)
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2014-12-23 Created: 2014-12-23 Last updated: 2015-06-26Bibliographically approved

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