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Ломако О. М. Hermeneutic Paradigm of Education: Social Philosophy Analysis. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philosophy. Psychology. Pedagogy, 2017, vol. 17, iss. 3, pp. 278-?. DOI:

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Hermeneutic Paradigm of Education: Social Philosophy Analysis

The paper is devoted to the social philosophy analysis of education through a method of hermeneutics. The hermeneutic paradigm of education includes tradition and memory, science and history, world of actual life and social institutions, thus revealing its structural complication and a vast range of aspects inside it. It is noted, that the historical development of education is associated with the change in value of natural and social, political and moral. In the philosophy of M. Heidegger and D. Dilthey education is defined as an important social and cultural form, where life, science and history are united. The author argues that the hermeneutic comprehension of education searches for a source of European thought, philosophy and science. Methodology of hermeneutic philosophy, being connected with phenomenology and philosophy of life, views education in unity with human mind and feelings, emotions and social memory. The modern transformational process of society caused necessity of new forms of education, based on the recognition of the value of mutual understanding and dialogue. The hermeneutic paradigm of education is the pedagogy of dialogue, which focuses on the communicative recognition of Another. The philosophical interpretation of education and an attempt to work out efficient ways of its reformation are revealed through such concepts as «hermeneutic factuality», «historical life», «hermeneutic experience».


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