Placing Understanding/Understanding Place

Malpas, J 2017, 'Placing Understanding/Understanding Place', Sophia, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 379-391.


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Title Placing Understanding/Understanding Place
Author(s) Malpas, J
Year 2017
Journal name Sophia
Volume number 56
Issue number 3
Start page 379
End page 391
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer
Abstract This paper sets out an account of hermeneutics as essentially topological in character (where topology is understood as designating the philosophical inquiry into place) at the same time as it also argues that hermeneutics has a key role to play in making clear the nature of the topological. At the centre of the argument is the idea that place and understanding are intimately connected, that this is what determines the interconnection between topology and hermeneutics, and that this also implies an intimate belonging-together of place and thinking, of place and experience, of place and the very possibility of appearance, of presence, of being.
Subject Topology
Keyword(s) Philosophical hermeneutics
Philosophical topology
Place
Understanding
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s11841-016-0546-9
Copyright notice © 2016, The Author(s)
ISSN 0038-1527
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