On this episode of the podcast, we discuss Hermeneutics, or “the art of avoiding misunderstanding.” First, we meet Johnny–a disgruntled Philosophize This! listener who is bored and frustrated by episodes about philosophers who make unverifiable speculations about metaphysics. Next, we discuss the effects our individual biases have on the way we interpret the world around us, and how this changes the reality we experience. Finally, we examine why Hermeneutics is so important, how this relates to Kant’s metaphysical claims, and why Johnny may want to consider giving those ideas a second glance. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!
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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:
Kant by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant/
Great Read: https://philosophynow.org/issues/83/David_Hume_at_300
Another interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/opinion/07iht-edzaretsky07.html