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HermeneuticaComputer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities$
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Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034357

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034357.001.0001

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Introduction: Correcting Method

Introduction: Correcting Method

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Correcting Method

Geoffrey Rockwell

Stéfan Sinclair

The MIT Press

The introduction to the book discusses the place of method in the humanities and in particular thinking through computer-assisted methods. Descartes’ meditative method is contrasted to the method followed in this book of Agile Hermeneutics where the authors collaborate in developing tools for text analysis and using them to understand particular texts. The book is part of a larger hybrid work that includes Voyant Tools. Voyant Tools, the text analysis suite of tools that is the companion to the book, allows interpreters to embed interpretative tools, or hermeneutica, into their texts. Ways of working with the book and tools are described along with disclaimers about what this book is not.

Keywords:   Digital Humanities, Method, Interpretation, Hermeneutics, Descartes, Voyant

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