Magrini, James M., "Philosophical Hermeneutics," pp. 85-111 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge, 2014.


Explores philosophical hermeneutics by reference to philosophers from Socates to Gadamer; discusses the notion of Bildung; notes the work of curriculum scholars (Huebner, Macdonald, among others) in relation to this topic.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Hermeneutic Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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