noun (used with a singular verb)
"EVERYDAY" VS. "EVERY DAY" QUIZ: IS IT ONE WORD OR TWO?
Words nearby hermeneutics
Example sentences from the Web for hermeneutics
Hermeneutics is, therefore, the science of interpretation; Exegesis, the application of this science to the word of God.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows
Logic Proper: The criteria of truth; species of knowledge, and general rules of criticism and hermeneutics.Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits|Thomas Hughes
The history of hermeneutics in all times shows that there is but one step from the literal to the allegorical.
This is a question, as the Germans express it, of hermeneutics.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
Such a right he could never have derived from humanity, or philosophy, or hermeneutics.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
British Dictionary definitions for hermeneutics
noun (functioning as singular)
- the study and interpretation of human behaviour and social institutions
- (in existentialist thought) discussion of the purpose of life