Thursday, 2 August 2012

Holism without Skepticism… Interpretation

BOHMAN, J.F. (1991) Holism without Skepticism: Contexualism and the Limits of Interpretation. In: D.R. HILEY, J.F. BOHMAN, and R. SHUSTERMAN (Eds.) The Interpretive Turn. Cornell University Press. pp129-154

“When called into question, interpretations must be supported by reasons, and it is a philosophical question when such claims are justified and if such issues can be settled rationally.” (p129)

Interpretation is founded on reasoning. In the average person their interpretation is not based on any philosophical high theory, rather on their own tacit knowledge, previous experience and socio-cultural and even religious predilections. 

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