By Friedrich Schleiermacher
Edited by Andrew Bowie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1998
Online Publication Date:June 2012
Subjects: Philosophy Texts
Schleiermacher's Hermeneutics and Criticism is the founding text of modern hermeneutics. Written as a method for the interpretation and textual criticism of the New Testament, it is remarkably relevant to contemporary theories of interpretation in literary theory and analytical philosophy. This volume offers the text in a new translation by Andrew Bowie, together with related writings on secular hermeneutics and language. An introduction places the texts in the context of Schleiermacher's philosophy as a whole.