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In nineteenth-century Scandinavia, philosophy was not merely an academic matter. Beyond a relatively small group of philosophy professors at the universities in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, philosophical ideas saturated culture more broadly, including the theatre. Thus, the philosophical context of Ibsen’s drama must be understood historically and contextually. Of particular importance – albeit often overlooked in the scholarly literature – is modern philosophy of drama as it develops in the works of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Johann Gottfried Herder and the Sturm und Drang movement. Later, we see an interest in romantic philosophy, the works of Germaine de Staël and the idealist position of G.W.F. Hegel. Towards the end of the century, the ideas of Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche featured centrally in Ibsen’s intellectual circles.
Hermeneutics, the study of interpretation, is an essential and valuable branch of philosophy. Hermeneutics is also a central component of the methodology of the social sciences and the humanities, for example historiography, anthropology, art history, and literary criticism. In a sequence of accessible chapters, contributors across the human sciences explain the leading concepts and ideas of hermeneutics, the historical development of the field, the importance of hermeneutics in philosophy today, and the ways in which it can address contemporary concerns including intercultural relations, relations between subcultures within a single society, and relations across race and gender. Clearly structured and written in non-technical language, this Companion will be an important contribution to a growing field of study.