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Otherness

Henry, Martin (2003) Otherness. Irish Theological Quarterly, 68 (1). p. 34.

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Abstract

Martin Heidegger notoriously fostered the idea of truth (aletheia) as ‘Being’ revealing or ‘unveiling’ itself in the world of humanity. ‘Meaning’ or ‘truth’ is revealed, not reached by argument. One might call this a way of viewing truth as inherent in reality, and capable of manifesting itself in an epiphany, albeit that for Heidegger, ‘it is the very fact that one is outside that makes possible the revelation of truth or meaning’.1 Similarly, structuralist theory sees meaning as inherent in the different systems it observes (e.g., linguistic, social, or cultural), and as manifesting itself in the ways the various elements in such systems interrelate.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Truth or Meaning
Subjects: Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy > Theology
Item ID: 638
Depositing User: Martin Henry
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2007
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Theological Quarterly
Publisher: Pontifical University Maynooth
Refereed: Yes
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