What Even is a “Hermeneutic,” Let Alone a Hermeneutic of Suspicion”…?
Part of having gone through and coming out of this “rabbit hole” has been the after effects we can label here today as “suspicion.” There are different types of this form of critical thought but, keeping it brief, it is largely attributed to a guy named Paul Ricœur. He labeled Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche as the “Masters of Suspicion.”
Arguably it was a form of what we’re talking about here today: A Hermeneutic of Suspicion.
But, before we can talk about this hermeneutic of suspicion, most are probably thinking what even is a “hermeneutic”?