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Accommodation via Understanding: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Intercultural Dialogue


Accommodation via Understanding: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Intercultural Dialogue

MacLeod, Elyse (2016) Accommodation via Understanding: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Intercultural Dialogue. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in twentieth century hermeneutics. Following Heidegger, Gadamer articulates the hermeneutical problem ontologically as the problem of human understanding, and argues that understanding is an inherently dialogical process that cannot be grasped by a facile appeal to method. While Truth and Method—his magnum opus—primarily focuses on the understanding of texts, his assertions regarding the historical and dialogical nature of understanding opens his work up to different types of application. This thesis will assert that his work provides an excellent framework for making sense of some of the challenges inherent in inter-cultural/religious dialogue and understanding, and accomplish this by exploring the Quebec accommodation crisis through a Gadamerian lens.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Religions and Cultures
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:MacLeod, Elyse
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:History and Philosophy of Religion
Date:19 December 2016
Thesis Supervisor(s):Lalonde, Marc, P. and Oppenheim, Michael and Boisvert, Donald, L.
Keywords:Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Heidegger, Hermeneutics, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Ontology, Ontological Hermeneutics, Quebec Accommodation Crisis, Bouchard-Taylor Commission, Quebec Charter of Values.
ID Code:982076
Deposited On:07 Jun 2017 17:21
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:54
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