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  1. Introduction: Is There Truth After Interpretation?Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1994 - In Hermeneutics and truth. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press. pp. 4.
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    The Problem of Evil and Moral Scepticism.Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1985 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 17 (3):167 - 174.
    This paper argues that the logical coherence of classical theism can be defended through the traditional free-will defense and argument from divine omniscience and human finitude, but only at the cost of moral scepticism. The above two-pronged defense entails moral scepticism because it demands that we construe clear and undeniable cases of morally unjustifiable evil as merely apparently unjustifiable evils which can be morally justified from some moral point of view. The paper argues that justification is impossible because such basic (...)
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    Hermeneutics and truth.Brice R. Wachterhauser (ed.) - 1994 - Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.
    The claim that all human thought involves "interpretation," that all human thought is in some way relative to a contingent context of cognitive, theoretical, practical, and aesthetic considerations, has become widely accepted, but waht we understand by "truth" and how we should best pursue it are questions raised with renewed force once a hermeneutical starting point has been embraced. Brice R. Wachterhauser's collection Hermeneutics and Truth is an attempt to contribute to this concersation. No thinkers have wrestled with the issue (...)
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    Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy.Brice R. Wachterhauser (ed.) - 1986 - State University of New York Press.
    Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy is a collection of interpretive and critical essays on philosophical hermeneutics, focusing on the seminal work of Heidegger and Gadamer.
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    Prejudice, Reason and Force.Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (244):231 - 253.
    Perhaps no other aspect of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Wahrheit und Methode has generated more controversy and caustic criticism than his attempt to defend the role of ‘prejudice’ in human understanding. Gadamer's goal in challenging what he calls ‘the Enlightenment's prejudice against prejudice’ is not to defend irresponsible, idiosyncratic, parochial or otherwise self-willed understanding in the human sciences, but to argue that all human cognition is ‘finite’ and ‘limited’ in the sense that it always involves, to borrow Polanyi's phrase, a ‘tacit dimension’ (...)
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    Prejudice, Reason and Force.Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1988 - Philosophy 63 (244):231-253.
    Perhaps no other aspect of Hans-Georg Gadamer'sWahrheit und Methodehas generated more controversy and caustic criticism than his attempt to defend the role of ‘prejudice’ (Vorurteil) in human understanding. Gadamer's goal in challenging what he calls ‘the Enlightenment's prejudice against prejudice’ is not to defend irresponsible, idiosyncratic, parochial or otherwise self-willed understanding in the human sciences, but to argue that all human cognition is ‘finite’ and ‘limited’ in the sense that it always involves, to borrow Polanyi's phrase, a ‘tacit dimension’ of (...)
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    Beyond being: Gadamer's post-Platonic hermeneutical ontology.Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1999 - Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.
    Hans Georg-Gadamer is best known in the English-speaking world for his major work on philosophical hermeneutics, _Truth and Method;_ he has also written extensively on the subject of Plato. Most commentators on Gadamer's work therefore view Gadamer either as a historian of philosophy or as a philosopher in his own right, critically engaged in the philosophical issues of our time. In _Beyond Being,_ Brice R. Wachterhauser contends that this perceived bifurcation in Gadamer's work oversimplifies and distorts important parts of Gadamer's (...)
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    Beyond Being: Gadamer's Post-Platonic Hermeneutic Ontology.Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1999 - Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.
    Hans Georg-Gadamer is best known in the English-speaking world for his major work on philosophical hermeneutics, _Truth and Method;_ he has also written extensively on the subject of Plato. Most commentators on Gadamer's work therefore view Gadamer either as a historian of philosophy or as a philosopher in his own right, critically engaged in the philosophical issues of our time. In _Beyond Being,_ Brice R. Wachterhauser contends that this perceived bifurcation in Gadamer's work oversimplifies and distorts important parts of Gadamer's (...)
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    Hermeneutics and Truth Osi.Brice R. Wachterhauser (ed.) - 1994 - Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.
    The claim that all human thought involves "interpretation," that all human thought is in some way relative to a contingent context of cognitive, theoretical, practical, and aesthetic considerations, has become widely accepted, but waht we ...
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    Phenomenology and Skepticism: Essays in Honor of James M. Edie.Brice R. Wachterhauser (ed.) - 1996 - Northwestern University Press.
    This volume of essays honors the extensive contributions of James M. Edie, the founding editor of the Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy series, to the development of phenomenological thought. Grounded in Edie's emphasis on Husserl's confrontation with skepticism, the essays provide an in-depth analysis of Husserlian and neo-Husserlian responses to skepticism and relativism. Led by an informative introduction by the volume editor, Brice R. Wachterhauser, and featuring essays by thirteen contributors, including Edie himself, this volume confirms both Edie's lasting (...)
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    Interpreting texts: Objectivity or participation? [REVIEW]Brice R. Wachterhauser - 1986 - Man and World 19 (4):439-457.
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    A Theory of Textuality. [REVIEW]Brice R. Wachterhauser - 2000 - International Studies in Philosophy 32 (2):143-144.