Full-text resources of CEJSH and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl

PL EN


2006 | 3(99) | 188-201

Article title

Blood and tears

Authors

Title variants

Languages of publication

PL

Abstracts

EN
This text is yet another attempt at taking up the immortal question reappearing seasonally in university or college seminars in humanities: Can interpretation be scientific? Can an act of interpreting, understood as responding to the call and meeting the challenge posed by a text (or, by 'texts', in a broad semiotic meaning), aspire to be termed 'scientific', as per the customary explanation of the term? If, namely, there is always someone's subjectivity behind an interpretative gesture, whereas striving for objectivity - or, inter-subjective communicability - is part of the essence of science, then, is it not so that the notion of 'scientific interpretation' proves to be a classical example for quadrature of the circle? The author also attempts at responding the question of why science - understood for the purpose as codified rules of a methodological game - is so much afraid of interpretative subjectivity, and, at the end of the day, why it strives so insistently for taming any interpretative passion.

Year

Issue

Pages

188-201

Physical description

Document type

ARTICLE

Contributors

author
  • D. Czaja, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Instytut Etnologii i Antropologii Kultury, ul. Grodzka 52, 31-044 Krak√≥w, Poland

References

Document Type

Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01383087

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.9bc4364e-e5de-36af-a2c0-d2ff47dd0cf7
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.