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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160656
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bearing witness: The hermeneutics of presence and intention
Abstract:
Bearing witness: The hermeneutics of presence and intention
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Cody, William, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Title:Lecturer
Contact Address:College of Nursing and Health Professions, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28223-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:704.687.4683
Bearing witness is attesting to the authenticity of something through one's personal presence. Parse defines bearing witness as true presence, "an interpersonal art grounded in a strong knowledge base." Bearing witness is seen as an important component of surviving the Holocaust, living through the HIV pandemic and other profound experiences. In this paper, the meaning of bearing witness is explored using the human becoming hermeneutic method. The human becoming school of thought posits an emergent hermeneutic ontology rooted in the simultaneity paradigm. Nursing is a human science concerned with the lived health experience. Human becoming is coconstituted through structuring meaning multidimensionally in cocreating rhythmical patterns of relating while cotranscending with the possibles. This paper relates the philosophical underpinnings of Parse's hermeneutics and the development of the human becoming hermeneutic methodology. The belief that structuring meaning is cocreating reality is related to Heidegger's view that understanding is a mode of Being, Gadamer's view that understanding is a primordial form of truth, and Bernstein's view that shared meanings in communities are cocreated through phronesis. Bearing witness, then, is cocreating reality intersubjectively through one's intentional presence. Selections from the "bearing witness" literature related on bearing witness are interpreted in light of the theory.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBearing witness: The hermeneutics of presence and intentionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160656-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Bearing witness: The hermeneutics of presence and intention</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cody, William, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of North Carolina at Charlotte</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing and Health Professions, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28223-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">704.687.4683</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wkcody@email.uncc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Bearing witness is attesting to the authenticity of something through one's personal presence. Parse defines bearing witness as true presence, &quot;an interpersonal art grounded in a strong knowledge base.&quot; Bearing witness is seen as an important component of surviving the Holocaust, living through the HIV pandemic and other profound experiences. In this paper, the meaning of bearing witness is explored using the human becoming hermeneutic method. The human becoming school of thought posits an emergent hermeneutic ontology rooted in the simultaneity paradigm. Nursing is a human science concerned with the lived health experience. Human becoming is coconstituted through structuring meaning multidimensionally in cocreating rhythmical patterns of relating while cotranscending with the possibles. This paper relates the philosophical underpinnings of Parse's hermeneutics and the development of the human becoming hermeneutic methodology. The belief that structuring meaning is cocreating reality is related to Heidegger's view that understanding is a mode of Being, Gadamer's view that understanding is a primordial form of truth, and Bernstein's view that shared meanings in communities are cocreated through phronesis. Bearing witness, then, is cocreating reality intersubjectively through one's intentional presence. Selections from the &quot;bearing witness&quot; literature related on bearing witness are interpreted in light of the theory.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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