[Buddha-l] Re: [Karma and ethics [was: angels]

Richard P. Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Sat May 28 16:48:43 MDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-05-28 at 22:10 +0200, Erik Hoogcarspel wrote:

> My definitions are based on the contemporary use of the word, which is
> the outcome of a development of some centuries. You know of course
> that the first one to use the word in the sense of an independent
> discipline was Schleiermacher and that the most famous hermeneutes (is
> that the word?)  were Gadamer en the recently desceased Paul Ricoeur.
> They wouldn't be very happy with your definition.

Because all words can be used in a wide variety of meanings, I find it
helpful to tell people how I am using words. Without such clarification,
communication is nearly impossible. If people aren't happy with how I
use words, that is a matter for them to work out with their therapists.

Richard Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico

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