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Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics

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Ladislav Tkáčik

To be confronted with a text can lead us to open our own living world, to its expansion and saturation with something new or even with something else, something unpredictable. What then makes a human a human? Can philosophical hermeneutics say anything about that? It can! «Language is the real centre of a human being… The human is a real, as Aristotle used to say, being who has language» (Hans-Georg Gadamer). What makes a human a human is the fact that internal reflection is performed behind his voice. This is the most original topic of philosophical hermeneutics.
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Doc. Ladislav Tkáčik, PhD.

works as a associated professor at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Trnava University in Trnava, Slovakia. Her main areas of specialization are the Philosophy of Culture, Phenomenology, Philosophical Hermeneutics and Medieval Philosophy. He published a book on the phenomenology of giveness, Contribution of Emmanuel Lévinas to the Phenomenology of the Gift (2014), and is a co-author of the book Vivat, crescat, floreat… Universitas Tyrnaviensis (2013).

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