Moses Maimonides and Friedrich Schleiermacher
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This paper discusses the differences between the theories of reading espoused by Moses Maimonides and Friedrich Schleiermacher. The paper presents the complex and persuasive arguments of Maimonides for Cabalism and of Schleiermacher for Hermeneutics. The paper focuses on the author's arguments for the validity of their own systems.
From the Paper:"Hermeneutics and Cabalism represent two radically different philosophies of textual analysis and understanding that have developed in the West. Hermeneutics views a text as an object to be analyzed, fully comprehended, and mastered; Cabalism views a text as a living subject, constantly morphing and ultimately indomitable. Hermeneutics and Cabalism are expounded by Freidrich Schleiermacher and Moses Maimonides, respectably."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Maimonides, Moses. "Guide of the Perplexed." The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Ed. Vincent B. Leitch. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001.
- Schleiermacher, Friedrich. "Hermeneutics and Criticism and Other Writings." The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Ed. Vincent B. Leitch. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001.
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