GPHD6305: Critical Hermeneutical Thinking

Credits 3
This course presents critical hermeneutical theory as a discourse-based mode of inquiry (leading to understanding) that is more proper of the human sciences, in contrast to the explanatory method of the natural sciences. It also discusses the interpretation process that places explanation and understanding in a dialectical relation and, thus, offers a methodological reconciliation in the two sciences. Students will address problem-solving and decision-making for practical situations using a trans-disciplinary perspective that brings together key concepts from interpretive philosophy, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, history, ethics, language, literature, and critical thinking itself.