Interpretation - Philosophy

Philosophy

  • Interpretation (philosophy), the assignment of meanings to various concepts, symbols, or objects under consideration.
  • Aesthetic interpretation, an explanation of the meaning of some work of art.
  • Interpretation (logic), an assignment of meaning to the symbols of a formal language
  • De Interpretatione, a work by Aristotle
  • Hermeneutics, the study of interpretation theory
  • Exegesis, a critical explanation or interpretation of a text

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Famous quotes containing the word philosophy:

    Observing him in these moods, I often dwelt meditatively upon the old philosophy of the Bi-Part Soul, and amused myself with the fancy of a double Dupin—the creative and the resolvent.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.
    Joseph De Maistre (1753–1821)

    The fact is, mental philosophy is very like Poverty, which, you know, begins at home; and indeed, when it goes abroad, it is poverty itself.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)