The Objects of Interpretation

Interpretation - A Critical Primer - Nathan Eric Dickman

Nathan Eric Dickman [+-]
University of the Ozarks
Nathan Eric Dickman (PhD, The University of Iowa) is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of the Ozarks. He researches in hermeneutic phenomenology, philosophy of language, and comparative questions in philosophies of religions, with particular concerns about global social justice issues in ethics and religions. He has taught a breadth of courses, such as Critical Thinking, Islam, Ethics, Zen, Existentialism, and the Historical Jesus. His Using Questions to Think (Bloomsbury, forthcoming) examines the roles questions play in critical thinking and reasoning.


This chapter formulates a theory of written texts. How does writing transform discourse? The logic of question and answer is refined here, building from the relation of questions and specific sentences to the relation of specific sentences into composed texts. In this way, the priority of questioning will be demonstrated. This chapter will also discuss the notions of “classics” and “traditions.”

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Dickman, Nathan Eric. The Objects of Interpretation. Interpretation - A Critical Primer. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2023. ISBN 9781000000000. Date accessed: 27 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43482. Mar 2023

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