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Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 30, Issue 2, 2020

Janusz Kuczyński (1930-2017) - Work and Life

Włodzimierz Lorenc, Karolina Chodzińska
Pages 145-158

What Is Hermeneutic Philosophy?

The aim of this article is to characterize hermeneutic philosophy in a manner that differs from the usual attempts at defining this philosophical direction, especially in German philosophy, that is by referencing traditional hermeneutics. I would like to propose expounding its characteristics not in a historical, but theoretical manner. This task involves analysing the place of hermeneutic philosophy among other tendencies in contemporary philosophy as well as showcasing the advantages of its way of philosophizing. The article does not discuss issues related to this philosophy such as its limitations and unilaterality.

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