To be confronted with a text can lead us to open our own living world, to its expansion and saturation with something new or even with something else, something unpredictable.
What then makes a human a human? Can philosophical hermeneutics say anything about that?
It can! "Language is the real centre of a human being... The human is a real, as Aristotle used to say, being who has language" (Hans-Georg Gadamer).
What makes a human a human is the fact that internal reflection is performed behind his voice.
This is the most original topic of philosophical hermeneutics.