TITLE

Gadamer's Hermeneutics as a Possibility for Interreligous Dialogue

AUTHOR(S)
DEMİREZEN, Ismail
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Ekev Academic Review;bahar2011, Vol. 15 Issue 47, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we are concerned with reconstruction of Gadamer's hermeneutics for the possibility for interreligious dialogue. Our remarks have fallen under five headings. First, to ground the discussion of his proposal for dialogical hermeneutics, we have clarified several possible attitudes toward other religions and their difficulties for interreligous dialogue. Secondly, this paper has examined Gadamer's proposal for the relevance of the historicity on the reaching to truth in order to understand whether or not it is possible to reach absolute truth. Thirdly, we have discussed Gadamer's notion of fusion of horizons as a way to reach to understanding truth and other religions. Fourthly, we have noticed Habermas' critique of Gadamer and Krieger's accusation that Gadamer's hermeneutics is insufficient for interreligious dialogue and Krieger's failure to recognize Gadamer's proposal adequately. Finally, this paper have evaluated whether Gadamer's proposal for dialogical hermeneutics is appropriate for interreligious dialogue
ACCESSION #
83752301

 

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