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  • http://www.dailybread.net.nz Brendon

    It says in the article: “The key to understanding a text is not to ask, “What does it mean to me?” but “What did it mean to the people who wrote it?””

    Wouldn’t the real key to understanding a text just be the simpler question of “what does it mean?” rather than the two options in the quore above?

    • Mark Shea

      No.

    • Ted Seeber

      Unfortunately not- because in human beings, bias cannot be eliminated on either side of the equation.

      The hardest thing to learn about communication is to avoid the illusion that it has occurred.