The subjectivity of effective history and the suppressed Husserlian elements in Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics
Idealistic Studies 37 (3):219-254 (2007)
This essay makes two claims. The first, exegetical, point shows that there are Husserlian elements in Gadamer’s hermeneutics that are usually overlooked.The second, systematic, claim takes issue with the fact that Gadamer saw himself in alliance with the project of the later Heidegger. It would have been more fruitful had Gadamer aligned himself with Husserl and the Enlightenment tradition. Following Heidegger in his concept of “effective history,” Gadamer risks betraying the main tenets of the Enlightenment by shifting the weight from subjectivity to effective history as the “agent” in history. This is not a wholesale dismissal of Gadamer’s project, however. The problem in Gadamer’s effective history can be remedied by insisting, with Husserl, on the subjective character of effective history. Gadamer was right to criticize Husserl’s idea of a transcendental genesis, but went too far in giving up the idea of human subjectivity as the agent in history
|Keywords||Continental Philosophy History of Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gadamer's Hermeneutics.Altaf Hossain - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 11:69-78.
Gadamerian Hermeneutics and Irony: Between Strauss and Derrida.Robert J. Dostal - 2008 - Research in Phenomenology 38 (2):247-269.
Effective History: On Critical Practice Under Historical Conditions.Sinéad Murphy - 2010 - Northwestern University Press.
Saving the Differences: Gadamer and Rorty.Charles B. Guignon - 1982 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:360 - 367.
Gadamer's Rhetorical Conception of Hermeneutics as the Key to Developing a Critical Hermeneutics.I. I. I. Mootz - unknown
The Concept of the Subject in the Philosophical Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer.Flemming Lebech - 2006 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 14 (2):221 – 236.
Between Strangeness and Familiarity: Towards Gadamer's Conception of Effective History.Hans-Helmuth Gander - 2004 - Research in Phenomenology 34 (1):121-136.
Subjectivity and Lifeworld in Transcendental Phenomenology.Sebastian Luft - 2011 - Northwestern University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #285,027 of 2,171,820 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #326,616 of 2,171,820 )
How can I increase my downloads?