The Hermeneutics of Original Argument

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Publication Date
June 1998
Page Count
364 pages
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6 x 9

The Hermeneutics of Original Argument

Demonstration, Dialectic, Rhetoric
P. Christopher Smith

What, precisely, does the word hermeneutics mean? And in what sense can one speak of the hermeneutics of original argument? In The Hermeneutics of Original Argument, P. Christopher Smith explores these questions in building upon Heidegger's hermeneutical thought. In applying Heidegger's basic notion that hermeneutics is not a doctrine of interpretation but is its actual execution, Christopher Smith penetrates the abstractions that conceal original argument and explores the structure and nature of argument as it originally occurs.

About the Author

Smith is professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.