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Hainish Encyclopedia Dictionary

  Discover the fascinating world and concepts of Ursula K Le Guin. This dictionary contains terms, expressions and words from the enchanting Universe of Hainish. A great reference resource for this writer's affectionate readers.


 
Created By: Fredrik Petersson
Submitted to the Babylon Information Platform
under the title Hainish Encyclopedia

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commentary

discourse that paraphrases and explicates the surface meaning of a text. Foucault criticizes commentary for its exaggerated dependence on meaning available to the author. (Dreyfus and Rabinow, 123) (Commentary is to be contrasted with what Paul Ricoeur calls a "hermeneutics of suspicion" - or comments which are based on our suspicions given information other than that given to us by the author. Understand, however, that for Foucault, the hidden meaning that is uncovered by a hermeneutics of suspicion, that is a genealogy , is not entirely trustworthy either.)

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