45 minutes | Jul 5th 2020

Episode 6: Language and Interpretation

Interpretation as taking something as something prior to propositions – The hermeneutic circle – Virtuous and not vicious – Judgement is not the primary locus of truth – Cribbing Aristotle – Comparison with Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus” – Important nonsense and silence – Taking things hermeneutically – The distinction between discourse and language – Communication – Language is not inside the head, it is ecstatic – Dasein has to have clean ears – The voice of the friend – Hearing, hearkening, silence and reticence – Keeping quiet – Proposal for a reticence bar called Helsinki – The human being shows itself as a being that talks – non-human language – Excursus on the octopus.
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