Main content

Gadamer's Fusion of Horizons and Intercultural Interpretation

Show simple item record Krahn, Ryan 2009-09-08T19:39:58Z 2009-09-08T19:39:58Z 2009-08 2009-08-07 2009-09-08T19:39:58Z
dc.description.abstract Taking as its central motif Hans-Georg Gadamer’s claim that “the true locus of hermeneutics is [the] in-between,” this thesis defends Gadamer’s concept of the fusion of horizons as radically interstitial against recent allegations that link his project to Romantic interpretive commensurability. Distancing Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics from both the Romantic hermeneutical approach and the incommensurabilist alternative proposed by John D. Caputo, this study reassesses Gadamer’s contributions toward understanding the other in a manner that avoids both imperious reductions and hyperbolic valorizations of the other’s alterity. Extending this discussion to cross-cultural interpretation, this thesis concludes by arguing for the fusion of horizons as a model for conceiving a new postcolonial space, irreducible to the commensurabilism of colonialism and the incommensurabilism of nativism. To this end, Gadamer is brought into discussion with Homi K. Bhabha, whose work on cultural hybridity offers a striking parallel with Gadamer’s fusion of horizons. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ipseity en_US
dc.subject alterity en_US
dc.subject fusion of horizons en_US
dc.subject hybridity en_US
dc.subject postcolonial hermeneutics en_US
dc.subject Bhabha en_US
dc.subject Caputo en_US
dc.subject Homi K. Bhabha en_US
dc.subject postcolonialism en_US
dc.subject philosophical hermeneutics en_US
dc.subject commensurabilism en_US
dc.subject Incommensurabilism en_US
dc.subject Romantic hermeneutics en_US
dc.subject Cross-cultural interpretation en_US
dc.subject Hans-Georg Gadamer en_US
dc.subject John D. Caputo en_US
dc.subject Intercultural interpreation en_US
dc.subject Hermeneutics en_US
dc.subject Gadamer en_US
dc.title Gadamer's Fusion of Horizons and Intercultural Interpretation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Philosophy en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Philosophy en_US
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.

Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description
Final_Draft_of_Thesis2-onepage.pdf 736.2Kb PDF View/Open PDF one page thesis

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record