Within the hermeneutic tradition, and what remains left now as its trace, there has always been what may now be called a certain classical dissonance — classical, because it is a certain delay of an epistemological research program whose grids shaped the rise of modern thought. And yet, the practice of heremeneutics, of textual interpretation, has always left those grids perpetually undone.


Presented at the 11th Annual Philosophy Colloquium of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Dayton, held in March 1982.



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