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Hermeneutics: the process of interpretation. Psychoanalysis has been called the hermeneutics of suspicion. The Trial is all about hermeneutics K goes about his life like everything were in control but now that he himself is under suspicion he loses that sense; he is under a hermeneutics of guilt. Freud says the problem with civilization is unconscious guilt. This makes for an odd combination: you have to be suspicious all the time and feel guilty. Epistemological means having to do with knowledge; the trial is full of epistemological difficulties. p. 149 hermeneutic look at guilt. . lower on 149: is there any authority? Its all interpretation whether something is true or not. The psychical reality of the individual is the subject; this also means we are subjected to all sorts of authority that we know nothing about, but we’re thrown under that bus. . p.153 K. is looking for controdictions; rationality. The painter says he hasn’t contradicted himself.
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course ENGLISH 353:350 01 taught by Professor Marciaian during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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