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“While understanding is frequently a matter of smoothly coordinated, unproblematic handling of what we encounter, interpretation characteristically involves a problem-situation. We only stop to interpret in order to resolve a problem – some obscurity, ambiguity, contradiction, or, more recently, the professional academic problem of generating an interpretative problem. The intrinsic problem-solving character of interpretation explains why it involves conscious, deliberate inquiry. Solving a problem demands thinking, seeing the obvious does not.” (126)
demands thought while seeing the obvious in front of our eyes does not. Interpretation involves
deliberate and conscious inquiry and is intrinsically predicated on problem-solving
within a problem-situation.