Hans-Georg Gadamer

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) is arguably the figure most associated with hermeneutics in our times. Gadamer completed his doctoral studies in Marburg, where his teachers included Paul Natrop and Nicolai Hartman; the principal influence on Gadamer’s philosophical development, however, was Martin Heidegger, with whom Gadamer subsequently completed his Habilitation studies in Freiburg. Among Gadamer’s faculty appointments, perhaps the most notable are the positions he has held at the University of Leipzig from 1939–1947, where he also served in 1946 as Rector, and at the University of Heidelberg from 1949 until his official retirement in the late 1960s, as well as after this his long association with Boston College. Gadamer’s project, which is typically identified as philosophical hermeneutics, may be understood to build on Heidegger’s elucidation of hermeneutics in an ontological register. Hermeneutics, as the early Heidegger develops it, concerns not foremost the art of understanding or epistemological considerations of our cognitive capacity to understand and interpret, but, more fundamentally, the ontology of human beings insofar as human beings are characterized by their disclosedness, that is, their openness to the being of whatever beings they find themselves involved with. Gadamer, from this point of departure, stresses the finitude of such openness, arguing that hermeneutic experience is epitomized by dialogic interaction, or, conversation, and that human understanding remains always conditioned by prejudices, or, pre-judgments, passed down through tradition and language. Gadamer develops his project of philosophical hermeneutics in his major work, Truth and Method, as well as in a large body of other writings, and his work makes significant contributions in the philosophy of art and aesthetics, practical philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, and a number of other areas. Influenced not only by Heidegger, but also several figures in the history of philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, and Hegel, Gadamer is furthermore noted for his important philosophical engagements with leading figures of the age, especially Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida. 

Key works

While Gadamer’s writings are largely gathered in the eleven volumes that comprise his collected works, Gesammelte Werke (Mohr Siebeck, 1990) plus Hermeneutische Entwurfe (Mohr Siebeck, 200), many of his important writings are available in English translation. His major work is Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method. Many of Gadamer’s important further contributions are represented in English translation in a number of collected volumes. Two collected volumes that address a broad range of central themes in Gadamer’s thought are Philosophical Hermeneutics and The Gadamer Reader: A Bouquet of the Later Writings. A volume that collects many of his important writings on the hermeneutical significance of beauty, as well as themes in the philosophy of art and aesthetics more broadly, is The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Writings; a volume that collects some of Gadamer’s most important contributions to the philosophical study of literature is Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue: Essays in German Literary Theory. A further notable collected volume is Hermeneutics, Religion and Ethics. Gadamer’s hermeneutical engagements with of some of his important philosophical influences may be found in Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato, The Beginning of Philosophy, Hegel’s Dialectic: Five Hermeneutical Studies and Heidegger's Ways. Gadamer discusses the arc of his own philosophical life in Philosophical Apprenticeships and “Reflections on my Philosophical Journey".

Introductions

Of the many good introductions to hermeneutics available in English, those highly recommended include, in alphabetical order by author: 

Di Cesare, Donatella, Gadamer. A Philosophical Portrait

Dostal, Robert, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer

Grondin, Jean, The Philosophy of Gadamer.  

Malpas, Jeff. "Hans-Georg Gadamer".  

Risser, James, Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other.

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  1. Text and Interpretation.Hans-Georg Gadamer - unknown - Phainomena 70.
    Originating from a confrontation with the contemporary French thought, especially with Jacques Derrida, the article discusses the question of the relation between text and interpretation. It receives the basic impulse for the deliberation on the theme from the tradition of hermeneutics and from the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, from his considerations upon the subjects of the circle of understanding and the phenomenon of language. What is the relation of the text towards the language? What comes from the language forth into (...)
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  2. Resnica in metoda. Začetek prabesedila Truth and Method. The Coming About of the Original Text.Hans-Georg Gadamer - unknown - Phainomena 53.
    Ni le potreba po logični samorazjasnitvi tista, ki duhoslovne znanosti povezuje s filozofijo. Gre predvsem za to, da ti. duhoslovne znanosti same predstavljajo problem za filozofijo: kar je bilo povedano in kar se da povedati o njihovi logični, spoznavnoteoretski utemeljitvi in o razlogih za njihovo znanstveno samostojnost v razmerju do naravoslovnih znanosti, daleč zaostaja za tem, kar duhoslovne znanosti so in kar pomenijo filozofiji.The need for logical self-explication is not the only thing that relates human sciences to philosophy. The primary (...)
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  3. Philosophy of Gadamer.Jean Grondin & Kathryn Plant - unknown - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    The ideas of German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer have had considerable influence both in their own right, as the leading modern exposition of philosophical hermeneutics, and in interpreting the works of others, especially Heidegger, Hegel, and Plato. Jean Grondin provides an authoritative and clear presentation of Gadamer's thought. Centering his interpretation around the seminal Truth and Method, he lays out Gadamer's key themes of method, humanism, aesthetic judgement, truth, and the work of history.
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  4. The Conditions of Dialogue: Approaches to the Habermas-Gadamer Debate.Anne Hjort - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 4.
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  5. Gadamer and Hermeneutics.Nazile Kalaycı - unknown - Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 2.
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  6. Gadamer, Aesthetics and Morality.Claude Piche - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 9.
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  7. Philosophical Hermeneutics And The Question Of Community.James Risser - unknown - Existentia 6 (1-4):89-100.
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  8. Optimizen in pesimizem v Gadamerjevi knjigi o Celanu Optimism and Pessimism in Gadamer’s Celanbook.Alon Segev - unknown - Phainomena 51.
    Pričujoči sestavek skuša ovrednotiti Gadamerjevo knjigo o Celanu glede njenega prispevka k fenomenologiji. Gadamer se zateče k poeziji kot fenomenološkemu orodju zaradi uvida, da fenomenologija ne more biti metoda in da lahko fenomen, bit, dosežemo le prek nenadnega prebliska, z »gnomično prezenco«. Pesnik s »pretresom« trdno uveljavljene kulturne ideje in pogleda na realnost omogoča uvid, da je »normativnost« samo ena omejena perspektiva realnosti in da so drugi vidiki potlačeni. Resnica, ki naj bi prišla na dan prek pesnika, je končna časovna (...)
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  9. Metafora fuziunii orizonturilor la Gadamer.Tania Bârsan - forthcoming - Hermeneia:95-99.
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  10. Education as the Normative Dimension of Philosophical Hermeneutics.David Blacker - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  11. Las Raíces Ilustradas de la Hermenéutica Filosófica.Leandro Catoggio - forthcoming - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte.
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  12. Brice R. Wachterhauser, Ed., Hermeneutics and Truth.G. D'Oro - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  13. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics, by Robert Dostal. [REVIEW]Carlo DaVia - forthcoming - Review of Metaphysics.
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  14. Is Philosophical Hermeneutics Self-Refuting?Carlo DaVia - forthcoming - Review of Metaphysics.
    One of the fundamental theses of Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics is that all knowledge is historically conditioned. This thesis appears to be self-refuting. That is, it appears to contradict itself insofar as its assertion that every knowledge claim is historically conditioned seems to assert an absolute, unconditionally true knowledge claim. If the historicity thesis does, in fact, refute itself in this way, then that spells trouble for philosophical hermeneutics. Gadamer was well aware of this, and so he attempts in several passages (...)
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  15. Language as Medium of Hermeneutic Experience.Carlo DaVia - forthcoming - In Gregory Lynch & Cynthia R. Nielsen (eds.), Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary.
    This paper provides a commentary on Truth and Method III.1.
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  16. Language as Medium of Hermeneutic Experience.Carlo DaVia - forthcoming - In Gregory Lynch & Cynthia R. Nielsen (eds.), Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary.
    This paper provides a commentary on Truth and Method III.1.
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  17. Gadamer'in Felsefi Hermeneutiğinde 'Ön Yargı' Kavramı ve Düşündürdükleri.Ramazan ErtÜrk - forthcoming - Felsefe Dünyasi.
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  18. Wittgenstein and Gadamer on Private Language.Ghasem Fazli - forthcoming - Philosophical Investigations.
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  19. The Position of Poetry in the System of Hegelian Aesthetics and the Question of the Character of the Past in Art+ the Hotho, Heinrich Edition Of'vorlesungen Uber Asthetik'by Hegel.Hg Gadamer - forthcoming - Hegel-Studien.
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  20. Lewis Edwin Hahn, Ed., The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer.A. Harrington - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  21. On the Several Senses of Forgetting in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics in Advance.John V. James - forthcoming - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy.
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  22. Gadamer's Historically Effected and Effective Consciousness.Iñaki Xavier Larrauri Pertierra - forthcoming - Dialogue:1-24.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer argues that consciousness not only historically constrains experience but also allows strangeness to intelligibly speak to it. This historically effected and effective consciousness features in Gadamer's idea that a common language is unearthed for the interpretive horizons of those involved in dialogue with each other through a logic of question and answer. I argue, however, that this reveals a conceptual uncertainty about evaluating progress in interpretive understanding. Gadamer's failure to escape from this uncertainty risks the possibility of a (...)
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  23. Phenomenological Interpretations of Ancient Philosophy.Jens Kristian Larsen & Pål Rykkja Gilbert - forthcoming - Brill.
    Phenomenology and ancient Greek philosophy. The title of this book, indicating these topics as its two main subjects, could give the impression that the subjects are held together by a circumstantial “and.” The title would then indicate a connection between phenomenology and a topic, ancient Greek philosophy, the way titles such as Art and Phenomenology, Phenomenology and Psychological Research, Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics do. This impression would be wrong. First, ancient Greek philosophers take pride of place in the dialogues initiated (...)
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  24. Making Good Sense: Pragmatism's Mastery of Meaning, Truth, and Workable Rule of Law.Harold Anthony Lloyd - forthcoming - Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy.
    The hermeneutic pragmatism explored in this article timely examines how “post-truth” claims over-estimate semantic freedoms while at the same time underestimating semantic and pre-semantic restraints. Such pragmatism also timely examines how formalists err by committing the reverse errors. Drawing on insights from James, Peirce, Putnam, Rorty, Gadamer, Derrida, and others, such hermeneutic pragmatism explores (1) the necessary role of both internal and objective experience in meaning, (2) the resulting instrumental nature of concepts required to deal with such experience, (3) the (...)
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  25. Interpreting Aquinas: Resources From Gadamer’s Hermeneutics.Matthew McWhorter - forthcoming - International Philosophical Quarterly.
  26. Book Review of 'Hermeneutic Rationality' by Maria Luisa Portocarrero, Luis António Umbelino, Andrezej Wiercinski. [REVIEW]María G. Navarro - forthcoming - LIT Verlag.
  27. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and the Concept of Genre: The Case of the Utopian Genre in Plato.Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire - forthcoming - Tandf: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology:1-18.
  28. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and the Concept of Genre: The Case of the Utopian Genre in Plato.Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire - forthcoming - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology:1-18.
    This paper addresses the question of the function of genre in Gadamer’s hermeneutics by examining his treatment of Plato’s political writings in the context of the “utopian genre.” I argue that Gad...
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  29. What Are Hermeneutic Character Virtues and Vices? Four Ambiguous Tendencies in Gadamer’s Hermeneutic Retrieval of Phronēsis in Advance.Giancarlo Tarantino - forthcoming - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy.
  30. Gadamer and Aristotle. Problems of a Hermeneutic Appropriation.Panagiotis Thanassas - forthcoming - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology:1-17.
    When Gadamer elaborates his conception of philosophical hermeneutics as a transcendental inquiry, he appeals to Aristotle’s practical philosophy as a “model”, which can elucidate his own conceptual...
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  31. Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Priority of Questions in Religions: Bringing the Discourse of Gods and Buddhas Down to Earth.Nathan Eric Dickman - 2022 - New York, NY, USA: Bloomsbury Academic.
    Buddhas, gods, prophets and oracles are often depicted as asking questions. But what are we to understand when Jesus asks “Who do you say that I am?”, or Mazu, the Classical Zen master asks, “Why do you seek outside?" Is their questioning a power or weakness? Is it something human beings are only capable of due to our finitude? Is there any kind of question that is a power? -/- Focusing on three case studies of questions in divine discourse on (...)
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  32. Ritrarre è tradurre – Tradurre è ritrarre. Sulla traduzione come pratica ermeneutica tra Gadamer e Benjamin.Giovanni Gurisatti - 2022 - Studi di Estetica 22.
    Through an unedited comparison between Gadamer and Benjamin, a brief reflection on the hermeneutic practice of translation is proposed here, which assumes, as a driver, the affinity between the figurative act of portraying and the linguistic act of translating. Just as the portrait is representation, interpretation and translation of the expressive sense of a single face, from the side of reality to that of the image, so the translation is representation, interpretation and translation of the expressive sense of a single (...)
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  33. On the Several Senses of Forgetting in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics.John V. James - 2022 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (2):411-428.
    Following Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer states that the primordial way we experience the past is through forgetting rather than memory. This essay seeks to explore the various senses of forgetting as it appears in Gadamer’s thought with a particular emphasis on how forgetting and memory structure the unique temporality of the work of art. This exploration reveals that the interplay between forgetting and remembering is more complicated than mere opposition; this interplay is specifically revealed in Gadamer’s analyses of the epochal (...)
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  34. Word as image: Gadamer on the unity of word and thing.David W. Johnson - 2022 - Continental Philosophy Review 55 (1):101-118.
    One of Gadamer's largest and most characteristic concerns has been to show that hermeneutics is a form of practical philosophy. The central task of hermeneutics as practical philosophy for Gadamer is to reflectively appropriate the moral resources of our tradition in order to respond to the skepticism—characteristic of our age—about our ability to reach the truth in our normative judgments. Practical philosophy in this sense depends upon Gadamer’s conception of language as disclosive of truth. The form of disclosure that is (...)
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  35. Gadamer's Historically Effected and Effective Consciousness.Iñaki Xavier Larrauri Pertierra - 2022 - Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie:1-24.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer argues that consciousness not only historically constrains experience but also allows strangeness to intelligibly speak to it. This historically effected and effective consciousness features in Gadamer’s idea that a common language is unearthed for the interpretive horizons of those involved in dialogue with each other through a logic of question and answer. I argue, however, that this reveals a conceptual uncertainty about evaluating progress in interpretive understanding. Gadamer’s failure to escape from this uncertainty risks the possibility of a (...)
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  36. Gadamer in a Wired Brain: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Neuralink.Matthew S. Lindia - 2022 - Philosophy and Technology 35 (2):1-17.
    In the spirit of Slavoj Žižek’s book, Hegel in a Wired Brain, this article asks how the questions central to Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics are changed and complicated by the possibility of brain-to-brain communication and the datafication of thought made potential through brain-computer interfaces. By taking a phenomenological approach to understanding the nature of communication through a technology that does not require language for the transmission of ideas, this article explores how BCI communication confronts the ontological character of interpretation as (...)
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  37. Gadamer's Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary.Cynthia R. Nielsen & Greg Lynch (eds.) - 2022 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Gadamer's Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary offers a fresh look at Gadamer's magnum opus, Truth and Method, which was first published in German in 1960, translated into English in 1975, and is widely recognized as a ground-breaking text of philosophical hermeneutics. The volume features essays from fourteen scholars--both established and rising stars--each of which cover a portion of Truth and Method following the order of the text itself. The result is a robust, historically and thematically rich polyphonic reading of (...)
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  38. What Are Hermeneutic Character Virtues and Vices? Four Ambiguous Tendencies in Gadamer’s Hermeneutic Retrieval of Phronēsis.Giancarlo Tarantino - 2022 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (2):389-409.
    Gadamer’s retrieval of phronēsis lies at the heart of his philosophical hermeneutics. This paper argues that this retrieval requires a co-retrieval of what Aristotle referred to as character virtue, and that Gadamer’s work largely neglects this. In part one, I review Aristotle’s analysis of the relationship between phronēsis and character virtue. In part two, I show how Gadamer’s double insistence on the importance of phronēsis for his hermeneutics and on taking responsibility for concepts generates the requirement of a co-retrieval of (...)
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  39. The Courage of Thinking in Utopias: Gadamer's "Political Plato".Facundo Bey - 2021 - Analecta Hermeneutica 13:110-134.
    The aim of this article is to explore Gadamer’s early reflections on Plato’s utopian thought and its potential topicality. In the following section, I will show how areté, understood as a hermeneutical and existential virtue, is dialectically related to ethics and politics in Gadamer’s phenomenological reception of Plato’s philosophy. I argue that, in Gadamer’s eyes, Socratic-Platonic self-understanding enables human beings to be aware of their political responsibilities, to recognize how they are existentially and mutually related to the other, and to (...)
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  40. Lenguaje, coraje y utopía: comentario y discusión de las lecturas contemporáneas de Plato und die Dichter de Gadamer.Facundo Bey - 2021 - Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 60:229-268.
    Abstract: In 1934 Gadamer delivered the lecture Plato und die Dichter. Its central topic was the relationship between poetry, philosophy and politics in Plato’s thought. Gadamer developed an original phenomenological investigation on Plato’s ethical-political philosophy and the role that art played in it, in which the dimension of language and the meaning of utopia are structural for his arguments. This article aims, in the first place, to elucidate some political dimensions of Plato und die Dichter. In order to do this, (...)
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  41. Fenomenología de la polis y torsión del Dasein: dialéctica y hermenéutica en la temprana interpretación gadameriana de la ética platónica.Facundo Norberto Bey - 2021 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 1 (82):63-80.
    English title: Phenomenology of the pólis and torsion of Dasein: dialectic and hermeneutics in the early Gadamerian interpretation of Plato's ethics. Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present and analyse the main hypotheses of Hans-Georg Gadamer in his 1931 book Platos dialektische Ethik. Phänomenologische Interpretationen zum Philebos regarding the notions of pólis, aretḗ, tó agathṓn y Dasein. Then, it will be attempted to show that in this early book of Gadamer is his first relevant philosophical-political work, expressed in (...)
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  42. Justicia y educación en la interpretación de Gadamer de la República de Platón en Platos Staat der Erziehung.Facundo Norberto Bey - 2021 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 54 (2):421-445.
    En 1942 Gadamer publicó su ensayo Platos Staat der Erziehung. En este artículo interrogará la mutua relación entre pólis y psyché, así como entre política y filosofía en el diálogo República de Platón. El presente texto se propone exponer de modo crítico el análisis que el autor realizó, en el ensayo mencionado, de la dikaiosýne entendida como “hacer propio” en los diálogos platónicos, así como el rango político de la educación filosófica. Para ello se pondrá énfasis en el papel que (...)
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  43. At the Cost of Solidarity – Or, Why Social Justice Needs Hermeneutics.Patrick J. Casey - 2021 - Analecta Hermeneutica 13:73-95.
    This essay addresses a stream of thought manifested in some forms of social justice activism – namely, that members of marginalized groups have privileged insight into the nature of social reality which others cannot understand, much less critique. This position, which I call “epistemic isolationism,” seems to rest on the claim that the knowledge that is embedded in lived experience is incommunicable. The essay proceeds in three parts: first, there is a brief overview of standpoint epistemology, including a recent version (...)
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  44. Gadamer's Phenomenological Ethics.Carlo DaVia - 2021 - European Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):746-757.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer held that the chief task of philosophy today is to defend practical reason against the encroachments of techno-scientific rationality and thereby to ground the possibility for a philosophical ethics. Although this is well-known and much discussed in the secondary literature, there is curiously sparse discussion of just what Gadamer took ethical inquiry to be. The little discussion that exists tends either to neglect Gadamer's distinction between practical reasoning and philosophical ethics, or it accuses Gadamer himself of conflating the (...)
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  45. The Role of Aristotle in Gadamer's Work.Carlo DaVia - 2021 - In Theodore George & Gert-Jan van der Heiden (eds.), The Gadamerian Mind. New York: pp. 207-220.
    This chapter reassesses the role of Aristotle in Gadamer’s work. Gadamer is sometimes read as preferential to Plato over Aristotle. Such a reading, however, displaces the centrality of Aristotle to Gadamer’s thought. Gadamer saw Aristotle, and not Plato, as the first phenomenologist. Gadamer consequently expressed a great debt to Aristotle, not only for modeling a phenomenological approach to philosophy, but also for the illuminating phenomenological descriptions that Aristotle gave. Both his philosophical approach and the insights it yielded serve as compelling (...)
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  46. Physical Distance, Ethical Proximity: Levinasian Dialogue as Pandemic Pedagogy in Faceless (Masked or Online) Classrooms.Nathan Eric Dickman - 2021 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (Online First):1-25.
    I develop Levinas’s analysis of “proximity” to explain how successful faceless class dialogues are possible despite physical social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I first examine features of Levinas’s notion of proximity within his idiosyncratic approach to “ethics.” Second, I turn to Levinas’s examination of intentionality and questioning in relation to the hermeneutic priority of questioning. Third, I detail some successes and failures in attempts to embody Levinasian proximity in online or masked discussions with students. I draw out contrasts between (...)
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  47. Joycean Hermeneutics and the Tyranny of Hidden Prejudice.Magnus Ferguson - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):153-164.
    In order to revise interpretive prejudgments, it is important to first recognize them for what they are. Problematically, the habitual overreliance on deficient prejudgments can make such recognition difficult. An impasse appears: How can one intervene on deficient interpretive resources if those very same resources conceal their deficiencies? I analyze James Joyce’s short story “The Dead,” in which the protagonist Gabriel is highly resistant to internalizing experiences that might otherwise prompt him to revise his interpretive projections. I argue that Gabriel (...)
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  48. Amistad y conocimiento de sí mismo. Sobre el rol de la amistad en la ética griega.Hans-Georg Gadamer - 2021 - Co-herencia 18 (35):13-27.
    Traducción del texto “Freundschaft und Selbsterkenntnis. Zur Rolle der Freundschaft in der griechischen Ethik”, conferencia impartida en Múnich el 12 de julio de 1983, publicada originalmente en Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft y reeditada con correcciones en el tomo vi de Gesammelte Werke. La presente versión castellana se basa en esta última fuente.
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  49. Hans-Georg Gadamer "Was Ist der Mensch?" / "What is Man?" (1944). Edited and Translated by Facundo Bey.Hans-Georg Gadamer & Facundo Bey - 2021 - Phainomena 116 (30):255-280.
    The essay “Was ist der Mensch?” appeared for the first time in December 1944 in the German magazine with a hundred years of tradition edited by the publisher J. J. Weber Illustrierte Zeitung Leipzig [Illustrated Magazine Leipzig]. This special cultural edition, entitled Der europäische Mensch [The European Man], which was distributed exclusively abroad, was to be the last volume of the magazine after its final regular issue in September 1994 (No. 5041). Only in 1947, the text was republished, with the (...)
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  50. Music and Time.Hans-Georg Gadamer, Cynthia R. Nielsen & David Liakos - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):251-258.
    This is a translation of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s 1988 essay, “Musik und Zeit: Ein philosophisches Postscriptum.” The essay, although brief, is noteworthy in that it contains Gadamer’s philosophical reflections on music—reflections which are largely absent in his masterwork, Truth and Method. In the essay, one finds several important Gadamerian hermeneutical themes such as the notion of art as performance or enactment, the linguisticality of understanding, the importance of lingering with an artwork or text, and how our absorption in the work gives (...)
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