Play and Language in Gadamer: An Ontological Interpretation of Nuptial Union
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Wilhelm S. Wurzer
Center of Intelligibility, Divorce, Divortium, Monadic (Mathematical) One, Nuptial Union, Nuptiality
The work begins with a critique of traditional understanding of ontology. It presents different interpretations of the question of "being," beginning with a numerical unity and developing the idea beyond the mathematical. The West is presented as having prioritized the predicative interpretation over the judicative through Thomistic thought and subsequent thinkers. Heidegger and Gadamer are credited with opening up new vistas for the understanding of being that transcends metaphysics of subjectivity thus opening dialogue with other cultures, in particular, the Luo of Western Kenya in East Africa. The approach begins with Nuptial Union which leads to nuptiality and bounces back to present nuptiality as the transcendental condition for the possibility not only of nuptial union but of all experience whatsoever. Play and Language of Gadamer thus become the means through which being comes to presentation in expressed-ness.
Owino, F. (2005). Play and Language in Gadamer: An Ontological Interpretation of Nuptial Union (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1642