The Philosophy of Gadamer

The Philosophy of Gadamer Grondin situates Gadamer s concerns in the context of traditional philosophical issues showing for example how Gadamer both continues and significantly modifies Descartes approach to the philosophi

  • Title: The Philosophy of Gadamer
  • Author: Jean Grondin Kathryn Plant
  • ISBN: 9780773524705
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grondin situates Gadamer s concerns in the context of traditional philosophical issues, showing, for example, how Gadamer both continues and significantly modifies Descartes approach to the philosophical problem of method and advances rather than simply follows Heidegger s treatment of the relationship of thinking to language In doing this Grondin shows that the issues oGrondin situates Gadamer s concerns in the context of traditional philosophical issues, showing, for example, how Gadamer both continues and significantly modifies Descartes approach to the philosophical problem of method and advances rather than simply follows Heidegger s treatment of the relationship of thinking to language In doing this Grondin shows that the issues of philosophical hermeneutics are relevant to contemporary concerns in science and history.

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    1. have never read gadamer, have little heard of gadamer, so this is more or less 'cold' reading. again a translation from french on a german thinker, so correctness of two layers/interpretation of interpretation. do not know if it truly works, sums up, explicates gadamer- only know it is frustrating but not in a bad way, just a feeling of incompleteness problem might be in g's method, trying to apply a way of thought that is unfamiliar, that of 'hermeneutics', which i only know as referring to tex [...]

    2. Terrific piece of secondary literature on Gadamer - to be expected from Grondin. The work is a general overview of the main lines of Gadamer's thought, but Grondin organizes the book as a sort of ongoing commentary on Gadamer's work "Truth and Method". That said, Grondin does an excellent job of flagging earlier positions and later developments of Gadamer, and he doesn't hesitate to draw particularly from late articles in effort to explain and supplement his commentary on "Truth and Method." I p [...]

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