Book: Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis
Chapter: 1. What is Hermeneutics?
Hermeneutics is a pivotal science in the understanding of religions and their holy texts. This book proceeds from Friedrich Nietzsche’s radical assumption that there are no facts, only interpretations. This assertion is not intended in a nihilistic way, but as an invitation to decode the signs through which we are able to perceive meaning.