Philosophical Hermeneutics: 30th Anniversary Edition

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University of California Press, Jul 8, 2008 - Philosophy - 243 pages
Published in German during the last 15 years, the 13 essays in this volume provide readers with valuable knowledge of the much discussed theme of hermeneutics today. Gadamer was an early student of Martin Heidegger and has been a lifelong friend and interpreter. These essays are an outgrowth of Gadamer's Truth and Method. They can be understood, however, independently of it. Gadamer's standpoint is a blend of Hegel's and Heidegger's, with his own independent development in part. The book contains a long and highly competent introduction by the editor, David E. Linge, who has translated most of the essays. - Choice, on back cover.
 

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A deep and thorough exploration of Hermeneutics presented in an engaging way.

Contents

Abbreviations
ix
The Universality of the Hermeneutical Problem
3
On the Scope and Function of Hermeneutical
18
On the Problem of SelfUnderstanding 1962
44
Man and Language 1966
59
The Nature of Things and the Language
69
Semantics and Hermeneutics 1972
82
Aesthetics and Hermeneutics 1964
95
Phenomenology Existential Philosophy
105
The Phenomenological Movement 1963
130
The Science of the LifeWorld 1969
182
Martin Heidegger and Marburg Theology
198
Heideggers Later Philosophy 1960
213
Heidegger and the Language of Metaphysics
229
Index
241
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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) was one of the most important German philosophers of the twentieth century. His magnum opus, Truth and Method, was decisive in the development of hermeneutics.

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