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Placing understanding/understanding place


Malpas, J, Placing understanding/understanding place, Sophia, 56, (3) pp. 379-391. ISSN 0038-1527 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11841-016-0546-9


This paper sets out an account of hermeneutics as essentially ‘topological’ in character (where ‘topology’ is understood as designating the philosophical inquiry into place) at the same time as it also argues that hermeneutics has a key role to play in making clear the nature of the topological. At the centre of the argument is the idea that place and understanding are intimately connected, that this is what determines the interconnection between topology and hermeneutics, and that this also implies an intimate belonging-together of place and thinking, of place and experience, of place and the very possibility of appearance, of presence, of being.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:place, understanding, philosophical hermeneutics, philosophical topology
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:111611
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2016-09-26
Last Modified:2018-06-26

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