CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CONTEMPORARY CHANGE

SERIES IIID, SOUTHEAST ASIA, VOLUME 2

General Editor

George F. McLean

 

HERMENEUTICS FOR A GLOBAL AGE

Lectures in Shanghai and Hanoi

by

GEORGE F. McLEAN

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

PART I. HERMENEUTICS FOR A GLOBAL AGE

Chapter I. Subjectivity and Self-Realization

The Emergence of Subjectivity

The Crisis of Objective Reason

Subjectivity: a New Agenda

Freedom as Existential Self-realization

Freedom

Empirical Freedom of Choice

Formal Freedom to Choose as One Ought

Existential Freedom as Self-constitution and Self-determination

Existential Self-realization

 

Chapter II. Hermeneutics and Cultural Identities

The Evolution of Modern Hermeneutics

Friedrich Schleiermacher

Wilhelm Dilthey

Edmund Husserl

Martin Heidegger

Cultural Identity, Tradition and Civilization

Values and Virtues

Cultural Traditions

Civilizations

 

Chapter III. Hermeneutics of Cultural Traditions

Hermeneutic Application of One’s Own Cultural Tradition

Dialectic of Whole and Part

Novelty

Application and Prudence: Ethics vs Techné

Hermeneutic Interpretation of Other Cultural Traditions

Dialectic of Horizons

Dialectic of Question and Answer

 

Chapter IV. Globalization and Hermeneutics

Global Thinking

Discursive Reasoning

Intellection

Global Structures: Diversity in Unity

The Unity of the Whole

Diversity as Contraction

Global Relations

Hierarchy

Internal Relations

Explicatio-Complicatio

Global Dynamism

Direction to the Perfection of the Global Whole

Dynamic Unfolding of the Global Whole

Cohesion and Complementarity in a Global Unity

Conclusion

PART II. LECTURES ON HERMENEUTICS FOR A GLOBAL AGE: Shanghai and Hanoi

Lecture I. Etymology and History of Hermeneutics

Lecture II. Cultures and Civilizations

Lecture III. Hermeneutics of Cultural Traditions

Lecture IV. Hermeneutics for a Global Age

 



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