Gadamer

By Donatella Di Cesare

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002), one of the towering figures of contemporary Continental philosophy, is best known for Truth and Method, where he elaborated the concept of "philosophical hermeneutics," a programmatic way to get to what we do when we engage in interpretation. Donatella Di Cesare highlights the central place of Greek philosophy, particularly Plato, in Gadamer's work, brings out differences between his thought and that of Heidegger, and connects him with discussions and debates in pragmatism. This is a sensitive and thoroughly readable philosophical portrait of one of the 20th century's most powerful thinkers.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> Phenomenology

Gadamer
A Philosophical Portrait
Publisher: Indiana University Press 2/20/13
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Language: English
Length: 248 pages

ISBN 10: 0253007682
ISBN 13: 9780253007681
Print ISBN: 9780253007636

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