Gadamer and the Legacy of German Idealism

Cambridge University Press (2009)

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Kristin Gjesdal
Temple University
Abstract
The philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer interests a wide audience that spans the traditional distinction between European and Anglo-American philosophy. Yet one of the most important and complex aspects of his work - his engagement with German Idealism - has received comparatively little attention. In this book, Kristin Gjesdal uses a close analysis and critical investigation of Gadamer's Truth and Method to show that his engagement with Kant, Hegel, and Schleiermacher is integral to his conception of hermeneutics. She argues that a failure to engage with this aspect of Gadamer's philosophy leads to a misunderstanding of the most pressing problem of post-Heideggerian hermeneutics: the tension between the commitment to the self-criticism of reason, on the one hand, and the turn towards the meaning-constituting authority of tradition, on the other. Her study provides an illuminating assessment of both the merits and the limitations of Gadamer's thought.
Keywords Idealism, German  Hermeneutics  Aesthetics
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Call number B3248.G33.W3435 2009
ISBN(s) 9780511763458   9780511770432   9780521509640   1107404339   9781107404335
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