Isababayeva A.

7. Uluslararası Erciyes Bilimsel Araştırmalar Kongresi, Kayseri, Turkey, 9 - 10 March 2022, pp.528-531

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kayseri
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.528-531


Understanding is one of the foundations of human existence. All human activity depends entirely on the ability to understand. This applies both to ontological questions of being and to highly specialized, professional problems of understanding, for example, in the interpretation of text. Issues of understanding and interpretation are studied by hermeneutics. During its existence, hermeneutics has developed a number of theories and instruments for better and more correct interpretation. One such an instrument is the theory of the hermeneutic circle. The hermeneutic circle is the principle of analyzing any object (text), based on the study of the relationship between the whole and its parts. It should be noted the concepts of the whole and the part can mean completely different objects in different areas: the full text and any part of it in linguistics, the understanding and the belief in religions, or the theory and the facts in science. In general, we can say that the hermeneutic circle’s formula is a principle of understanding based on a constant return from the whole to the part and from the part to the whole, which provides a fuller, deeper understanding.

This paper discusses the foundations of the hermeneutic circle’s theory and gives a brief overview of this model’s use in various areas of human activity and thinking. The second part of the work explores ways to apply this theory in musical practice.

Key wordshermeneutic circle, hermeneutics, understanding, music.