David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy Compass 5 (8):645-655 (2010)
Gadamer sought to distinguish his philosophical hermeneutics from theologically driven hermeneutics. Perhaps because of that, even though he has influenced contemporary theological hermeneutics, he has very little to say about theology or religion. What he does say about religion is drawn from a reductive interpretation of religion as myths meant that posit something transcendent to help us cope with our awareness of our death. Here I explain why he thought Christianity was such a paradoxical religion, how his views might be useful for philosophers of religion and how they have been useful for theologians. I end with a critical discussion of Nicholas Wolterstorff's interpretation of Gadamer's views.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
Hans-Georg Gadamer (2000). Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity, Subject and Person. Continental Philosophy Review 33 (3):275-287.
Hans-Georg Gadamer (1996). The Enigma of Health. Standford University Press.
Hans-Georg Gadamer (1986). The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Essays. Cambridge University Press.
Fred Lawrence (2002). Gadamer, the Hermeneutic Revolution, and Theology. In Robert J. Dostal (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer. Cambridge University Press. 167.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Altaf Hossain (2007). Gadamer's Hermeneutics. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 11:69-78.
Holly L. Wilson (1996). Gadamer's Alleged Conservatism. In Selected Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.
I. I. I. Mootz, Gadamer's Rhetorical Conception of Hermeneutics as the Key to Developing a Critical Hermeneutics.
Hans-Georg Gadamer (1976). Philosophical Hermeneutics. University of California Press.
Jeff Mitscherling (2001). Hermeneutics, Religion, and Ethics Hans-Georg Gadamer Translated by Joel Weinsheimer. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999, Xiv + 172 Pp., $25.00 Paper. [REVIEW] Dialogue 40 (04):841-.
Robert J. Dostal (ed.) (2002). The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer. Cambridge University Press.
Flemming Lebech (2006). The Concept of the Subject in the Philosophical Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (2):221 – 236.
Hans-Georg Gadamer & Hugh J. Silverman (eds.) (1991). Gadamer and Hermeneutics. New York ;Routledge.
Christopher Albrecht (2001). Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Hermeneutics, Religion, and Ethics. Review of Metaphysics 55 (2):393-395.
Veronica Vasterling (2003). Postmodern Hermeneutics? Towards a Critical Hermeneutics. In Lorraine Code (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Pennsylvania State University Press.
Added to index2010-07-22
Total downloads34 ( #50,800 of 1,101,088 )
Recent downloads (6 months)10 ( #19,662 of 1,101,088 )
How can I increase my downloads?