Gadamerian understanding and Ricoeurian symbol as it contributes to a symbolic worldview
Friday, 21 May, 11:00 am–12:30 pm AEST
The Philosophy Department at Catholic Theological College will hold a seminar for staff and graduates on Friday 21 May 2021 at 11am.
Presented by Mark Craig
The overarching argument of this paper is that a worldview is never literal but always symbolic, mediating an understanding of what is true about the world that is universal and provisional. My reasoning for asserting that a worldview is symbolic and never literal is based on a specific interpretation of Gadamerian truth. I will argue that what is true is experienced as a universal ‘happening’ or ‘event’ in the world, whereby articulations of it are never final. A symbolic worldview draws on resources from Hans Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur and constitutes a unique contribution to hermeneutic philosophy.
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Department of Philosophy, Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity
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East Melbourne 3002