Phenomenological and Cultural Hermeneutics

Phenomenological and Cultural Hermeneutics

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Komel Dean

A) Phenomenological Hermeneutics
Philosophic unfolding of the situation of contemporaneity must first of all consider the achievements of phenomenological and hermeneutic philosophy in the last century, and rethink them in regard of their relation, not only to philosophic tradition, but also to the actual philosophic situation. Interpretative appropriation of fundamental phenomenological and hermeneutic texts forms that basis, upon which the topology of the thematic field in the concepts “intentionality”, “worldness”, “language”, “textuality”, “difference”, “existence”, “history”, “contemporaneity”, “technology” and “art” presents itself. We cannot presuppose philosophy as a definitive knowledge, but as an open directedness of thinking in the following of the language of phenomena.

B) Cultural Hermeneutics
Philosophical comprehension of culture is discussed in relation to religion, art, science and politics. Special attention is dedicated to the specificity of humanistic knowledge, as far as it finds its applicative sense in culture. To this a discussion of the influence of informative technologies upon culture in its social and creative meaning is annexed. Today the understanding of culture in its social context is above all connected with widespread problems of interculturality, which demand a philosophic reflection upon the comprehension of identities and differences. To this the elements of pop culture, which represents the predominating way of cultural intermediation, are annexed. Finally the sense of creativity, which eludes the cultural institution and shows its boundaries, is discussed.