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Cambridge Companions to Philosophy : The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer - Robert J. Dostal

Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer

By: Robert J. Dostal (Editor)


Published: 23rd May 2002
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Hans-Georg Gadamer (b. 1900) is widely recognized as the leading exponent of philosophical hermeneutics. The essays in this collection examine Gadamer's biography, the core of hermeneutical theory, and the significance of his work for ethics, aesthetics, the social sciences, and theology. They consider his appropriation of Hegel, Heidegger, and the Greeks and his relation to modernity, critical theory, and post-structuralism. New readers will find this Companion the most convenient and accessible guide to Gadamer currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Gadamer.

"This twelve-essay collection should introduce Gadamer to new readers while engaging those familiar with his work." Journal of the History of Philosophy "...brings together many themes and conveys difficult thinking with real clarity." Philosophy in Review "...overall, this collection is nicely judged and well-organized, and the inclusion of a very thorough bibliography at the end makes it all the more valuable..." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Gadamer: the man and his work
Gadamer's basic understanding of understanding
Getting it right: relativism, realism and truth
Hermeneutics, ethics and politics
The doing of the thing itself: Gadamer's hermeneutic ontology of language
Gadamer on the human sciences
Lyric as paradigm: Hegel and the speculative instance of poetry in Gadamer's hermeneutics
Gadamer, the hermeneutic revolution, and theology
Hermeneutics in practice: Gadamer on ancient philosophy
Gadamer's Hegel
Gadamer's relation to Heidegger and phenomenology
The constellation of hermeneutics, critical theory and deconstruction
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ISBN: 9780521000413
ISBN-10: 0521000416
Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 23rd May 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.46