This article seeks to reposition two philosophies central to qualitative research: hermeneutics and phenomenology from their current location in the interpretive traditions to one closer to the critical and radical traditions we believe are more congruent. We hope to show that these philosophies are most productive for qualitative research when considered as "grafted," such as in Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics. By deepening two of these philosophies' central constructs, intentionality and linguisticality, we not only make their ungrafting improbable, but also show the centrality of this hyphenated philosophy to qualitative research.
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- philosophical hermeneutics
- qualitative research