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dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-17T14:56:50Z
dc.date.available2018-12-17T14:56:50Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationDowling, M. (2004) 'Hermeneutics: an exploration'. NURSE RESEARCHER, 11 (4):30-39.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2047-8992
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14724
dc.description.abstractThe terms ‘hermeneutics’ and phenomenology’ are often used interchangeably in the literature, which can result in confusion for the reader. This article traces the relationship of these two philosophies and explains the various terms used when describing the different schools of phenomenology. The association between positivism and descriptive phenomenology is mapped. The origin of hermeneutics is traced and the role of Gadamer in following on from the work of Heidegger is explored. Gadamer’s belief on the importance of pre-understanding or prejudice is found to be central to hermeneutics. Furthermore, the role of the researcher in the hermeneutic circle is explained. Finally, the need for nurse researchers to clearly explore the philosophical underpinnings of hermeneutics is argued.en_IE
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dc.publisherRCN Publishingen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofNURSE RESEARCHERen
dc.subjectHermeneuticsen_IE
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_IE
dc.subjectHeideggeren_IE
dc.subjectGadameren_IE
dc.subjectHermeneutic circleen_IE
dc.titleHermeneutics: an explorationen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-03T21:47:31Z
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/nr2004.07.11.4.30.c6213
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nr2004.07.11.4.30.c6213en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid1171975
dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email: maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
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