Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

22. Subjectivity and Meaning

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Joshua Lupo
Florida State University

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In this essay, I argue that answering “no” to Kevin Schilbrack’s second question—“Does interpretation require access to people’s mental states?”—should not lead scholars to overlook the importance of subjectivity in a hermeneutic approach to religious studies. Drawing on the thought of Martin Heidegger, I contend that giving an account of subjectivity is necessary for understanding the dynamic ways in which norms operate within human communities and for articulating the grounds of scholarly critique.

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Lupo, Joshua. 22. Subjectivity and Meaning. Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 237-244 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781795682. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34440. Date accessed: 24 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34440. Sep 2018

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