This course examines critically theories of knowledge, past and present; truth, evidence, and certitude. The various criteria of interpretation are considered. Within the confines of hermeneutics as a philosophy of language, the thought of the following thinkers will be studied: Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Schleiermacher, Bultmann, Gadamer, and Ricoeur. Finally, the impact of post-modern thought and issues on hermeneutics is considered.