Friday, 3 August 2012

Validity in Interpretation… Guesswork

HIRSCH, E.D. (1967) Validity in Interpretation. New Haven: Yale University Press

“The methodical activity of interpretation commences when we begin to test and criticize our guesses.” (p203)


Testing and criticising the guesswork inherent in interpretation means that a validation can be reached. The interpretation is only as good as the facts, knowledge and experience the interpreter has at the moment of interpretation.

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