Liberty Matters

Hermeneutics: A Clarification


Lest my last comment be thought a bit too opaque, I believe Roger Koppl's comment  "No Methodological Holds Barred"on Peter Boettke's essay, "Hayek's Epistemic Economics," in a Liberty Matters conversation last year bears directly on this point about Austrian hermeneutics at the crossroads. Koppl wrote:
This is not the place to express my dissatisfaction with the "universal hermeneutics of Heidegger and his followers. I will merely record my opinion that Alfred Schutz has given us the best available account of "understanding" in the classical hermeneutic tradition.
Schutz was part of that more workaday approach to verstehen to my way of thinking.