Religious-philosophical hermeneutics of Gerhard Oberhammer (based on Ramanuja’s ‘Sharanagatigadya’). Part II

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The paper deals with some religious and philosophical ideas of the Austrian philosopher Gerhard Oberhammer, who analyses the religious text of vishishta-advaita tradition from the point of Levinas’ philosophy. Oberhammer shows on the base of “Sharanagatigadya” his method of religious hermeneutics which helps us to investigate this text in the new way. The Austrian philosopher uses this text, which is rather difficult to be investigated and usually is neglected by the other scholars, just to apply the new hermeneutical algorithms of reading it. “Sharanagatigadya” looks more as a vaishnava prayer not as religious treatise or something like that and of course needs some new hermeneutical procedures to be understood in a right manner.

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R V Pskhu

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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  1. Pskhu RV, Kryshtop LE. The Evolution of Concepts Subject and Other in History of West Philosophy and Their Interpretation by G.Oberhammer (On the Base of Article “Der Ort, an dem sich Gott ereignet”). Voprosy filosopfii. 2016 (11):175—185.
  2. Oberhamer G. Zur spirituellen Praxis des Zufluchtnehmens bei Gott (saranagatih) vor Venkatanatha. Materialen zur Geschichte der Ramanuja-Schule. VII. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse. Wien, 2004.

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