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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
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of 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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