IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

A Plea for Economic Hermeneutics

Listed author(s):
  • Gheorghe Bailesteanu

    (University of the West, Timisoara, Romania)

  • Anda Laura Lungu

    (National College Iulia Hasdeu Lugoj, Romania)

Registered author(s):

    Starting from Schleiermacher?s theories, who speaks about ?special Hermeneutics? as foundation for Universal Hermeneutics, we consider that Economics, in order to progress, must assimilate the term of Economic Hermeneutics as a general theory of the interpretation rules, a meditation on the interpretation activity, with accents on the normative character (Schleiermacher), but also on the phenomenological aspect (Heidegger, Ricoeur, etc). Our scientific approach is intended as a plea for the interpretation of the economic phenomena and processes from an objective?and actual - historical perspective, intransitive, transitive, dogmatic, synchronic and diachronic one. We believe that the foundation of an economic hermeneutical approach can be built on what the Stoics called signification (semeiotike) to which we may add Semantics and Logical Pragmatics. By accepting Semiotics as a foundation for Economic Hermeneutics, we implicitly ought to accept its operational instruments: sign, symbol, symbolic language, semantic trees etc. A modern interpretation theory in economy which we call Economic Hermeneutics, in opposition to the classical theories of Heidegger, Schleiermacher or Gadamer, must, we think, also take over the perspective of Ilya Prigogine?s dissipative structures. This is why we shall operate with terms such as: chance, necessity, determinism, nondeterminism, option, unexpected, foresight, visioning. We see it as a pioneering approach in the economic research. Many issues are for us still in the primary research stage and we would regard it as an achievement if others, starting from some of our hypotheses, could develop a better theory.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Faculty of Management in Tourism and Commerce Timisoara, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University, Timisoara, Romania in its journal Quaestus Multidisciplinary Research Journal.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 112-118

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:dcc:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:2:p:112-118
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:dcc:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:2:p:112-118. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Luiza Caraivan)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.