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The Twentieth century was deeply influenced by a reflection of hermeneutical kind, submitting a range of perspectives and vastness that they almost propose as a true philosophical koinè.

This has created a fecundity of thinking which has impacted several fields of the human sciences, psychology, sociology, psychoanalysis, literature, biblical exegesis, creating a mixed approach approach to the human-world as well as to writings. Consequently, the type of research required involves both a refinement of methods and possibilities of interpretation and an ethical dialectics which is able to relate and connect different (sometimes conflicting) aspects, such as between the world (considered as a text) and (the world considered as) subject.

The discipline of hermeneutics emerged as exegesis of the biblical text; as an interpretation of the text starting from signs and symbols; as a reflection on methodological and epistemological aspects; as a phenomenological and ontological way of giving understanding; as a criticism of the illusory construction of subject and society; and finally, as a genetic investigation on origins and developments.

Moreover, we should also ask how and if it is still possible that interpretation and explanation can open a dynamics and practices of understanding within an open filed of investigation and research, and whether or not they indicate some productive spaces of intertwined relationships within and among texts and within dialog between cultures.