CFP: Special Issue "Hermeneutic Realism and Veritative Hermeneutics", Journal "Critical Hermeneutics"

Submission deadline: December 1, 2022

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The journal Critical Hermeneutics invites submissions for the special issue Hermeneutic Realism and Veritative Hermeneutics (guest editors: Cristiana Freni, Theodore D. George, and Mirela Oliva).

Despite its crucial role in the humanities, hermeneutics is often reduced to relativism and weak thought, abandoning the priority of truth. Nonetheless, the history of hermeneutics clearly displays the indissoluble relationship between Logos and truth. In the last twenty years, numerous studies rediscussed this original character of hermeneutics. Opposed to relativism, recent work in the field of hermeneutic realism and veritative hermeneutics examined questions regarding objectivity, the structure of reality, truth, language and history, normativity, and the understanding of life. It therefore comes as no surprise that a new interest in hermeneutical realism has arisen concurrently with that in veritative hermeneutics. This interest has come into focus, in part, as a response to the rise of ‘new’ and ‘speculative’ realism. This issue aims to consolidate this momentum of hermeneutics, analyze existing trends, and indicate possible new ones.

Deadline: December 1st, 2022

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