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Carnal Hermeneutics

Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor


Building on a tradition in which accounts of carnal embodiment are overlooked, misread, or underdeveloped, this book initiates a focus on carnal hermeneutics as such, as distinct field of study and concern. Carnal hermeneutics seeks to provide a philosophical approach to the body as interpretation. It begins with the recognition that human existence requires an art of understanding as well as a science of explanation. The former is rooted in our finite, spatio-temporal being-in-the-world, which calls for an account of meanings involving corporeal sensation, orientation, and linguistic articula ... More

Keywords: Hermeneutics, Body, Embodiment, Understanding, Sensation, Interpretation, Language, Flesh, World

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823265886
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Kearney, editor
Boston College

Brian Treanor, editor
Loyola Marymount University

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