Hermeneutics may be more generally understood as understanding.

More than knowing, or knowledge, or epistemology, we need an understanding of the world, and all the things in it. As Susan Sontag has written, more than an epistemology of art, we need an erotics of art.

Though for me, I would be pleased to sail through the world of ideas, concepts, beliefs, philosophies, politics, policies, a Hermeneut forever seeking the golden fleece, and challenging the Sirens with my deafness.