David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Strong Hermeneutics presents a compelling case for the importance of hermeneutics in understanding ethics today. It provides a critical comparison of the enlightenment view of ethics with the postmodern or "weak" view of ethics. The weak view, which Nicholas H. Smith traces back to Nietzsche and identifies in the recent work of Rorty and Lyotard, is skeptical of any universal principles in ethics. The enlightenment view, starting with Kant and taken up in the work of Habermas, casts identity as subject of universal but formal moral constraints. Smith argues that neither of these views can provide a proper framework for ethics. Drawing on the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur and Charles Taylor, he presents a fascinating reworking of key issues in ethics and continental philosophy.
|Keywords||Ethics Hermeneutics Identity (Philosophical concept Contingency (Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.96 used (93% off) $44.54 new (11% off) $49.95 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||BJ1031.S65 1997|
|ISBN(s)||0415164311 041516432X 9780415164313|
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
Pamela Sue Anderson (1999). Tracing Sexual Difference: Beyond the Aporia of the Other. [REVIEW] Sophia 38 (1):54-73.
Similar books and articles
Stephen M. Feldman (2000). Made for Each Other: The Interdependence of Deconstruction and Philosophical Hermeneutics. Philosophy and Social Criticism 26 (1):51-70.
Jean Grondin (2011). Must Nietzsche Be Incorporated Into Hermeneutics? Some Reasons for a Little Resistance. Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 (3):105-122.
Veronica Vasterling (2003). Postmodern Hermeneutics? Towards a Critical Hermeneutics. In Lorraine Code (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Pennsylvania State University Press.
Paul Ricœur (1981). Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences: Essays on Language, Action, and Interpretation. Editions De La Maison des Sciences De L'Homme.
Donald Rothberg (1986). Gadamer, Rorty, Hermeneutics, and Truth: A Response to Warnke. Inquiry 29 (1-4):355-361.
Boyd Blundell (2010). Paul Ricoeur Between Theology and Philosophy: Detour and Return. Indiana University Press.
Paul Ricœur (1992). Oneself as Another. University of Chicago Press.
I. I. I. Mootz, Gadamer's Rhetorical Conception of Hermeneutics as the Key to Developing a Critical Hermeneutics.
N. Levy (2001). Nicholas H. Smith, Strong Hermeneutics: Contingency and Moral Identity, London, Routledge, 1997, Pp. X 197, 14.99 (Paper). [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (1):136 – 138.
N. Levy (2001). Strong Hermeneutics: Contingency and Moral Identity. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (2):296 – 297.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #399,469 of 1,410,537 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #178,988 of 1,410,537 )
How can I increase my downloads?