David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Continental Philosophy Review 39 (3):313-345 (2006)
The present paper uses the theme of dialectic and dialogue to begin unraveling the similarities and differences between the hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur and H.G. Gadamer. Ricoeur is shown to distance himself from Heidegger by insisting on a dimension of explanation and distanciation (which he sometimes identifies with Plato's `descending dialectic') that cannot be reduced to, or absorbed by, understanding and appropriation. This same move, however, leads him to reject Platonic dialogue, with the attendant prioritizing of oral conversation over the written text, as a model for hermeneutics. Ricoeur therefore sees in Gadamer's recourse to such a model a regression to the problematic position of Heidegger. Yet the conception of philosophy as dialectical and dialogical which Gadamer finds in Plato is capable of responding to Ricoeur's objections. Where the fundamental difference between the hermeneutics of Ricoeur and Gadamer emerges is in the question of whether experience is fundamentally dialectical and whether language is inherently dialogical.
|Keywords||Philosophy Political Philosophy Philosophy of Man Phenomenology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sasa Radojcic (2009). Gadamers verständnis der tradition. Filozofija I Društvo 20 (1):71-91.
Similar books and articles
Todd S. Mei (2007). Justice and the Banning of the Poets: The Way of Hermeneutics in Plato's Republic. Review of Metaphysics 60 (4):755-778.
Paul Ricœur & Richard Kearney (eds.) (1996). Paul Ricoeur: The Hermeneutics of Action. Sage Publications.
Hans-Georg Gadamer & Hugh J. Silverman (eds.) (1991). Gadamer and Hermeneutics. New York ;Routledge.
I. I. I. Mootz, The Ontological Basis of Legal Hermeneutics: A Proposed Model of Inquiry Based on the Work of Gadamer, Habermas and Ricoeur.
Robert Piercey (2004). Ricoeur's Account of Tradition and the Gadamer–Habermas Debate. Human Studies 27 (3):259-280.
Robert J. Dostal (2008). Gadamerian Hermeneutics and Irony: Between Strauss and Derrida. Research in Phenomenology 38 (2):247-269.
Donatella Di Cesare (2004). Stars and Constellations: The Difference Between Gadamer and Derrida. Research in Phenomenology 34 (1):73-102.
James Risser (2002). In the Shadow of Hegel: Infinite Dialogue in Gadamer's Hermeneutics. Research in Phenomenology 32 (1):86-102.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads118 ( #35,177 of 1,937,449 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #123,599 of 1,937,449 )
How can I increase my downloads?