Difficulties of Biography Writing: A Philosophical Approach

Vefa TAŞDELEN

Abstract


In this article can be also entitled “Difficulties of Biography Writing: A Philosophical Approach” what biography and biography writing means will be dealt with from a partly existentialist and hermeneutic view point by taking questions such as; “what is biography?”, “why human beings want to understand the other?”, “what is the nature of biography: is it history or literature?” into consideration. In this respect; knowledge value, art value, ethical value, existential value and educational value of biography will be focused on.


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Biography, understanding; other; history; knowledge; ethics.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v3i1.341

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