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Chapter 6. Breathe under water – Bachelard and the depth of hermeneutics (Part 1)

Bachelard’s famous works on elements and poetry (fire, earth, wind and water) embark a method of re-reading, which should be like  “to take re-soundings like sonar, sounds of the depths. He explains that, by participating in the resonances, we hear the poem. Its repercussions invite us to give greater depth to our experience. Once gathered […]

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Chapter 1. “Breathe in, hold, breathe out” – practicing a dark hermeneutic circle

Dark hermeneutics is about breathing or more precise it is about the gap between inhale and exhale, which can be short if you are running up the stairs getting to the top of a building or long if you trained and practiced your breathwork. Yes, even breathing can be work and so is interpretation.  In […]

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Dark Hermeneutics

Despite the current rising tide of titles which contain the qualia “dark” like Timothy Morton’s “Dark Ecology” or David Roden’s “Dark Phenomenology” this blog aims at a slightly different “Dark dot dot dot”. “Dark Hermeneutics” is not a revival of a classical method of reading and interpreting literature – it is not a zombie. It […]

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