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Arguing over texts : the rhetoric of interpretation

Author: Martin Camper
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
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From the Constitution to the Bible, from literary classics to political sound bites, our modern lives are filled with numerous texts that govern and influence our behavior and beliefs. Whether in the courtrooms of our judiciaries or over our dining room tables, we argue over what these texts mean as we apply them to our lives. Various schools of hermeneutics offer theories of how we generally understand the world
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Camper, Martin.
Arguing over texts.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017011371
(OCoLC)989025461
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Camper
ISBN: 9780190677152 0190677155 9780190677138 0190677139
OCLC Number: 990141221
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 187 pages)
Contents: The interpretive stases: a theory of how people argue over texts --
Ambiguity --
Definition --
Letter versus spirit --
Conflicting passages --
Assimilation --
Jurisdiction --
Opening, closing, and moving through interpretive disputes.
Responsibility: Martin Camper.

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