Dimensionen der Humantranslation / Dimensions of Human Translation

2022

Dimensionen der Humantranslation / Dimensions of Human Translation

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Zur Verantwortung des Kommunikators im Spannungsfeld von Hermeneutik und Kreativität

In terms of the bidirectional relationship between hermeneutics and creativity, the responsibility of the communicator is of the essence. Given the Covid pandemic, this responsibility, and the connections to be made with truth and solidarity, has become particularly clear. In order to better understand these connections, this chapter proceeds as follows: First, responsibility is anthropologically anchored as a human‑relational attitude. Secondly, this attitude is shown to be particularly illuminated by the process of interpretation, a process which can be deemed an effort to recognise reality, and not simply to bypass it. Thirdly, a question arises concerning the means by which the communicator can do justice to his task and grow in responsibility. In what follows, two dimensions of the communicator's responsibility are clarified: Responsibility as the awareness of doing justice to reality through one's own interpretation as far as is possible (this is the hermeneutic dimension), and responsibility as commitment, as an active participation in the communicative process (this is the creative dimension). The virtues of humility and boldness are recognised as ways to consolidate responsibility whereby responsibility does not become an unbearable burden that one wants to get rid of quickly, but a concrete exercise of personal freedom.