Abstract

abstract:

Despite the importance of linguistic disclosure for philosophical hermeneutics, there has been a conspicuous lack of attention to the question of how linguistic disclosure actually works. I examine the mechanics of disclosure by drawing on Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics as well as Ricoeur's concept of translation and his theory of metaphor. My claim is that the background horizon of the unsaid that differs between languages enables each to disclose different things. This situation underscores the importance of engaging in East-West comparative philosophy, of philosophizing across what Ricoeur calls the radical "fold" [pli] in what can be thought and experienced.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9383
Print ISSN
0891-625X
Pages
pp. 378-389
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-25
Open Access
No
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