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Unquiet Understanding: Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics

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In Unquiet Understanding, Nicholas Davey reappropriates the radical content of Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics to reveal that it offers a powerful critique of Nietzsche's philosophy of language, nihilism, and post-structuralist deconstructions of meaning. By critically engaging with the practical and ethical implications of philosophical hermeneutics, Davey asserts th ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by State University of New York Press
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Like most great academic books, it could have been about 200 pages shorter, but some of the passages were brilliant (hence, I gave it 4 stars). I included a couple of my favourite quotes here already, but one, which is short, is the following:

'The life of understanding is not about completion but transformation. What matters is not that understanding complies with the fixity of a concept but that it remains in play, continuing to open possibilities of transformation and transcendence.'

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