Hans-Georg Gadamer





Hans-Georg Gadamer

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born
in Marburg, Germany
February 11, 1900

died
March 13, 2002

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Hans-Georg Gadamer was born February 11, 1900 in Marburg, Germany.

Gadamer showed an early aptitude for studies in philosophy and after receiving his doctoral degree in 1922 he went on to work directly under Martin Heidegger for a period of five years. This had a profound and lasting effect on Gadamer's philosophical progression.

Gadamer was a teacher for most of his life, and published several important works: Truth and Method is considered his magnum opus. In this work Heidegger's notion of hermeneutics is seen clearly: hermeneutics is not something abstract that one can pick up and leave at will, but rather is something that one does at all times. To both Heidegger and to Gadamer, hermeneutics is not restricted to texts but to everything...more


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More books by Hans-Georg Gadamer…
“We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said...Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer

“In truth history does not belong to us but rather we to it.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method

“What man needs is not just the persistent posing of ultimate questions, but the sense of what is feasible, what is possible, what is correct, here and now. The philosopher, of all people, must, I think, be aware of the tension between what he claims to achieve and the reality in which he finds himself.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method