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    Phenomenology And Hermeneutics

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    A 3 page paper that explains each of these. Paper includes discussions of axiology, ontology, epistemology, and methodology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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    is often used in Biblical interpretation (Ramberg and Gjesdal, 2005). Phenomenology is defined as a system to study the structure of experiences. It studies how things appear to be. This  field studies conscious experiences as they are experienced by a person, thus, form a point of view (Smith, 2008). Both have evolved over time. From an interpretive epistemology, knowledge is  multifaceted and each of these can be used in research to discover how a personal social reality is constructed. The interpretivist research framework is capable of supporting multiple realities that  are constructed by each person (Hutton, 2009). The ontological assumptions of phenomenology are contemplative and they emphasize the importance of each individuals perception (Hutton, 2009). This perspective stresses the importance  of perception and how each person perceives the phenomena they have experienced (Hutton, 2009, Smith, 2008). It is the persons perception that leads to meaning of the experience and how  each individual will interpret the phenomenon in terms of their own life experiences (Hutton, 2009). Ontological assumptions associated with hermeneutics look at the existential perspectives in philosophy in conjunction with  communication processes. Because it considers the phenomenon in terms of revealing information about the experience, some argue that hermeneutics is also phenomenological in its approaches (Ramberg and Gjesdal, 2005; Hutton,  2009). The axiological assumptions of phenomenology incorporates the subjectivity that is involved in any research or in epistemology (Hutton, 2009). These assumptions look at the correlations between practice and theory  attempt to understand behaviors in terms of our own behaviors, which are influenced by culture (Hutton, 2009, Smith, 2008). Axiological assumptions of hermeneutics suggest that researchers will incorporate their own  interpretation of the information collected and this will help them gain additional insight and understanding (Ramberg and Gjesdal, 2005; Hutton, 2009). Epistemological assumptions of phenomenology have strong philosophical foundations that 

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