Gadamer and Ricoeur: Critical Horizons for Contemporary Hermeneutics
Francis J. Mootz III, George H. Taylor
A&C Black, Apr 14, 2011 - Philosophy - 304 pages
Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur were two of the most important hermeneutical philosophers of the twentieth century. Gadamer single-handedly revived hermeneutics as a philosophical field with his many essays and his masterpiece, Truth and Method. Ricoeur famously mediated the Gadamer-Habermas debate and advanced his own hermeneutical philosophy through a number of books addressing social theory, religion, psychoanalysis and political philosophy.
This book brings Gadamer and Ricoeur into a hermeneutical conversation with each other through some of their most important commentators. Twelve leading scholars deliver contemporary assessments of the history and promise of hermeneutical philosophy, providing focused discussion on the work of these two key hermeneutical thinkers. The book shows how the horizons of their thought at once support and question each other and how, in many ways, the work of these two pioneering philosophers defines the issues and agendas for the new century.
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Part II Engagements
Chapter 2 The Dialectic of Belonging and Distanciation in Gadamer and Ricoeur
The Concept of Tradition in Paul Ricoeur and HansGeorg Gadamer
Chapter 4 Gadamers Rhetorical Conception of Hermeneutics as the Key to Developing a Critical Hermeneutics
Chapter 5 Understanding as Metaphoric Not a Fusion of Horizons
Part III Extensions
Chapter 9 Ricoeurs Model of Translation and Responsible Political Practice
The Relevance of Gadamers and Ricoeurs View of the Body for Feminist Theory
Chapter 11 Thing Hermeneutics
Chapter 12 Gadamers Philosophical Hermeneutics and New Confucianism
List of Contributors
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