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Gadamerian understanding and Ricoeurian symbol as it contributes to a symbolic worldview

Friday, 21 May, 11:00 am12:30 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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Location:
Department of Philosophy, Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity
Treacy Boardroom
278 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne 3002
Australia

Organiser: 
Cal Ledsham

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Date:
Friday, 21 May
Time:
11:00 am–12:30 pm AEST
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Catholic Theological College
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http://www.ctc.edu.au/

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