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Range of Interpretation

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ISBN-10: 0231119038

ISBN-13: 9780231119030

Edition: 2000

Authors: Wolfgang Iser

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There is a tacit assumption that interpretation comes naturally, that human beings live by constantly interpreting. In this sense, we might even rephrase Descartes by saying: We interpret, therefore we are. While such a basic human disposition makes interpretation appear to come naturally, the forms it takes, however, do not. In this work, Iser offers a fresh approach by formulating an "anatomy of interpretation" through which we can understand the act of interpretation in its many different manifestations. For Iser, there are several different genres of interpretation, all of which are acts of translation designed to transpose something into something else. Perhaps the most obvious…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Marketplace of Interpretation
Interpretation as Translatability
The Authority of the Canon
Canonization and Midrash
The Literary Canon: Dr. Johnson on Shakespeare
The Hermeneutic Circle
Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher: Self-Reflective Circularity
Johann Gustav Droysen: The Nesting of Circles
Paul Ricoeur: Transactional Loops
The Recursive Loop
Recursion in Ethnographic Discourse
Systemic Recursion
The Traveling Differential: Franz Rosenzweig, The Star of Redemption
"The Birth of the Elements Out of the Somber Foundations of Nought"
Proliferating Translatability
Configurations of Interpretation: An Epilogue
The Emergence of a Cross-Cultural Discourse: Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus
Enfoldings in Paterian Discourse: Modes of Translatability