[[alternative]]The Systemic of Matter-of-factness, Historicity and Linguisticality: A philosophical text-immanent Interpretation and theological system-immanent cohesion from "Play" through "Life" to "Word" in Truth and Method
Keywordsmatter-of-factness;historicity;linguisticality;philosophical hermeneutics;"Truth and Method"Play;image;life;Dasein;incarnation;Word
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[[abstract]]As a classic of philosophical hermeneutics, "Truth and Method", not only reveals Gadamer’s Hermeneutics philosophizing basic concepts and theoretical elements such as the "game", "hermeneutical circle" "effect-history", "fusion of horizons", "dialectic dialogue of question and answer" and so on, but also implies the three ground-presuppositions of hermeneutics–matter-of-factness, historicality, and linguisticality – in its three dimensions, ie die hermeneutical dimension of art, history or human science (Geistewissenschaft). The relations between the ground-presuppositions, basic concepts and theoretical elements are not systematic or fundamental-deductive, but systemic, which means that each one correlates with, interacts and confirms each other. This paper will attempt through a text-immanent interpretation of the basic or core concept of Gadamer’s hermeneutics like "play" and "image", "life" and "Dasein" and "incarnation" and "Word" in the three major parts in "Truth and Method" as the three hermeneutical dimensions to present the three hermeneutical ground-presuppositions and their systemic relations which imply in this work. For the purpose of text-immanent interpretation, it shall firstly reveal the lay-out of basic context for each concept-set, and then expose its framework of discourse and therefore the implied ground-presupposition. However, as regards the system-immanent dimension of a whole theory, the three text-immanent interpretations integrate into a coherent and holistic representation of Gadamer’s hermeneutics just through the interrelation of the three ground-presuppositions.