Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other: Re-reading Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics

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SUNY Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 278 pages
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Dealing extensively with Gadamer's later writings, Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other shows neglected and widely misunderstood dimensions of Gadamer's hermeneutics: historicity, finitude, truth, the importance of the other, and the eminence of the poetic text.
 

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Contents

The Philosophical Background of Philosophical Hermeneutics
25
2 Kierkegaards philosophy of existence
33
3 Heideggers hermeneutics of facticity
40
4 Hermeneutics and historical existence
49
History and the Voice of Tradition
55
6 Diltheys ambiguity
63
Tradition
65
The Principle of Wirkungsgeschichte
73
18 The imaging of truth
151
The Voice of the Text
159
A Hermeneutics and DeconstructionFirst Approach
160
20 Text and interpretation as communicative event
163
21 Two faces of Socrates
169
B Hermeneutics and DeconstructionSecond Approach
172
23 The voice in the breath
175
24 The drift in the Voice
182

Hermeneutic Experience
83
10 Experience and memory
94
U Qovrjais as a paradigm for hermeneutic experience
105
12 The Primacy of practice
110
Philosophical Hermeneutics and Finitude
119
14 An ontology of Living Being
123
15 Finitude language and possibility
129
Philosophical Hermeneutics and Truth
139
17 The being of the beautiful
144
The Voice of the Poet
185
26 The gift of the word
188
27 Poetic dwelling
199
Notes
209
Glossary of Greek Terms
261
Bibliography
265
Index
277
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Risser is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University.

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