Grounded Hermeneutics

Bill Thompson

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    Abstract

    This paper suggests that we rely, as a species, upon both idiosyncratic and obtuse interpretations of reality and that we need to live in radical democracies if we wish to provoke the licensing of declarations and procedures in a way that will sustain us all. It suggests that design is a dynamic and innate human process in which rationality has global and local rigour but not both at the same time, sometimes it is rigorous locally but not globally and sometimes globally but not locally. We set the boundaries but make category errors about mind and culture that are similar in kind. The in between positions of transactional and normative reasoning must not be rigorously rational and this is shown to be obvious when the ambiguity and equivocation in language is understood and accommodated as an essential practice of everyday life and also and essentially as part of the larger symbiotic dynamic homeostasis of the species. Once we understand culture as an attitude and individual action as an identity that can be socialised we can work on the world as a series of socially relevant local paradigms that become global under the rubric of human values and sustainability.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Pages367-380
    Number of pages24
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2009
    EventDesign Conference 09 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 17 Apr 2009 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceDesign Conference 09
    Period17/04/09 → …

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    Hermeneutics
    Rationality
    Human Values
    Equivocation
    Homeostasis
    Everyday Life
    Wishes
    Paradigm
    Radical Democracy
    Licensing
    Language
    Category Error
    Declaration
    Sustainability

    Keywords

    • Hermeneutics
    • Architecture

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    Thompson, B. (2009). Grounded Hermeneutics. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 367-380)
    Thompson, Bill. / Grounded Hermeneutics. Unknown Host Publication. 2009. pp. 367-380
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