Language and Linguisticality in Gadamer's Hermeneutics

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Hans Georg Gadamer, Lawrence Kennedy Schmidt
Lexington Books, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 193 pages
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In this book, internationally recognized scholars in philosophical hermeneutics discuss various aspects of language and linguisticality. The translations of Hans-Georg Gadamer's two recent essays provoke a preliminary discussion on the philosopher's polemic claim in Truth and Method "Being that can be understood is language." Topics addressed by the contributors include the relationship of rituals to tradition and the immemorial; the unity of the word; conversation; translation and conceptuality; and the interrelationship between the art of writing and linguisticality. This work is of critical importance to anyone interested in Gadamer's claims regarding the boundaries of language, the transition from the prelinguistic to linguistic realms, and the role of rituals in this transition."
 

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Contents

Language in a Hermeneutic Ontology
1
Boundaries of Language 1985
9
Towards a Phenomenology of Ritual and Language 1992
19
Play Festival and Ritual in Gadamer On the Theme of the Immemorial in His Later Works
51
On the Hermeneutic Understanding of Language Word Conversation and Subject Matter
59
The Hermeneutics of Translation
67
On the Other Side of Writing Thoughts on Gadamers Notion of Schriftlichkeit
77
Platos Khora as a Linguistic Index of Groundlessness
113
Participation and Ritual Dewey and Gadamer on Language
127
A Written History of Effects From Concept to Application
143
The Enigma of Health Gadamer at Centurys End
155
Notes
171
Index
187
About the Contributors
191
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Lawrence K. Schmidt is Professor of Philosophy at Hendrix College. He is the editor of The Spector of Relativism: Truth, Dialogue, and Phronesis in Philosophical Hermeneutics (1995) and has translated several important essays by Gadamer into English.

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