it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?
they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and
the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they
are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair
and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.
312 midterm examination (ca.
- terms (40%):
identify 10 of 12 terms for which a brief description will be given
(a list of all the terms will be provided)
- 3 short-answer
Qs (60%): you may be given some options from which to choose
(more details the better; focus on being able to discuss the main
issues covered so far)
1. Materials covered from through 21 Oct. (focus on significant issues
in the readings, especially as presented or discussed in class)
Sample Questions you should be ready to answer:
- Discuss the hermeneutical aspects of
allegory. Include in your answer the concept of the verbum
- Discuss the concept of the
hermeneutical circle with regard to grammatical hermeneutics and
- According to Schleiermacher, what is
hermeneutics? What are its goals? What is the nature and role of
- In what ways does Schleiermacher's
general hermeneutics change the course of previous hermeneutics (i.e.,
- Bring as much of your knowledge of
hermeneutics thus far in analyzing a scenario
- According to Meier (Grondin, 2.3),
"every author is . . . the best interpreter of his own words." Compare
this to Schleiermacher's notion of "understanding an author better
than himself." What do each mean?
- [very advanced Q]: Discuss the
concepts of Weltanschauung and Zusammenhang and how
they relate to philosophical hermeneutics.