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

May 21, 2021, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Department of Philosophy, CTC, UD

Treacy Boardroom
278 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne 3002

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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 genuine and robust while also 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 genuinely true is experienced as a ‘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 particular contribution to hermeneutic philosophy.

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