Skip to main content

Open Access Interpretive Hermeneutics and Modifying the Modern Idea of Method L'herméneutique interprétative et la modification d'une conception moderne de la méthode

Download Article:
 Download
(PDF 210.1796875 kb)
 

Abstract:

A challenge currently facing human sciences researchers is recognizing the importance of creating a shared horizon of meaning in their work. To move towards this goal, researchers require an awareness of how their chosen conceptual framework creates a stricture through which they know and understand the individual. The methodological approach of philosophical interpretive hermeneutics emphasizes that what is learned from experience extends beyond the strictures of formalized method, thus offering a middle way of thinking in the research encounter. This article explores how interpretive hermeneutics can broaden the notion of research from one of simply knowing to one of understanding. It does so by engaging with Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, where researchers strive to embrace a constellation of philosophical outlooks rather than a specific philosophical method. A key insight in research involving philosophical interpretive hermeneutics is its emphasis on human experience.

French
Les chercheurs en sciences humaines doivent de nos jours relever un défi, celui de reconnaître l'importance de créer un horizon de signification commun dans le cadre de leur travail. Pour atteindre cet objectif, ces derniers doivent comprendre l'effet qu'entraîne le choix d'un cadre conceptuel, c.-à-d. un rétrécissement qui influe sur leur connaissance et leur compréhension de l'individu. L'approche méthodologique de l'herméneutique philosophique interprétative met l'accent sur le fait que l'apprentissage issu de l'expérience s'étend au-delà des rétrécissements imposés par des méthodes formalisées et offre une façon de pensée médiane dans le cadre de la rencontre en contexte de recherche. Cet article explore les possibilités de l'herméneutique interprétative, notamment la façon dont elle peut élargir la notion de recherche et permettre non seulement d'acquérir des connaissances mais aussi d'accéder à une compréhension. Pour ce faire, il se penche sur l'herméneutique philosophique de Gadamer, qui amène les chercheurs à intégrer un éventail de perspectives philosophiques plutôt que d'adopter une méthode philosophique particulière. La recherche intégrant l'herméneutique philosophique interprétative comporte un élément clé, soit l'importance accordée à l'expérience humaine.

Keywords: ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE AND EDUCATION; HUMAN EXPERIENCE; INTERPRETIVE HERMENEUTICS; PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-12-01

More about this publication?
  • To the CJNR Readership:

    We are excited to report that as of January 2016, the CJNR (Canadian Journal of Nursing Research) is being published under the SAGE Publications, Inc. banner.

    All inquiries relating to future issues of CJNR should be directed to:

    Daniel Ruth
    Senior Acquisitions Editor
    SAGE Publications In
    T (805) 410-7251
    E dan.ruth@sagepub.com
    www.sagepub.com

    Currently published issues of the CJNR (1969-2015) are being moved to the McGill online archives where they will be hosted in perpetuity. This migration should be completed by Spring 2016. During this transition, all issues of CJNR remain accessible to our readers as before:

    1) Past issues of CJNR from 2003 to December 2015 through ingentaconnect.

    2) Issues from 2002 to 1969 can be accessed through the CJNR digital archive.

    We understand that this is a significant change. Please be confident that all parties are working diligently to make this a seamless transition that will further advance the scope and impact of CJNR.

    Thank you.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Archives
  • Overview / Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more