METHODOLOGY \PRINCIPLES \Philosophy \ 311her – 1: G. Buccellati, November 2004

Hermeneutics

need to interpret scanty evidence
not just in function of making sense of the "frustula"
but also in function of the strategy for continuing excavations
as a result, "myths" can become ingrained in scholarly perception
importance of keeping levels of analysis (and documentation) distinct
role of the UGR in this respect
distributinoal analysis ~ coherence of the whole

Flatland as allegory of how parameters condition our vision
Said Orientalism and "chiave di lettura"

"spin" in politics as hermeneutics
"regime", "dictatorship", "democracy"

self-awareness and history of the discipline - see Archeology > history

see under preservation > scope


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