Cynthia R. Nielsen
University of Dallas
Although Gadamer has been criticized, on the one hand, for being a “traditionalist” and on the other, for embracing relativism, I argue that his approach to knowing, being, and being-in-the world offers contemporary theorists a third way, which is both historically attuned and able to address significant social and ethical questions.
Keywords Gadamer, partial incommensurability, Charles Taylor, fusion of horizons, hermeneutics
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