Wahrheit und Methode: Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik (Gesammelte Werke #1)
A long and technical book. Not to be read without a decent background in Continental philosophy and some serious patience.
Two major contentions that help frame his analysis are: (1) rejection of the view that proper understanding calls for eliminating the influence of the interpreter's context...more
I enjoyed the section of Aesthetics and Play, could be of use to a Philosophy of Sports class. Hi...more
Al di là di questo tema (dibattuto a lungo nella cultura europea e con interventi di altissimo livello, che sarebbe bene conoscere nello specifico per seguire la linea dell’argomentazione dell’autore – non è ahimè il mio caso), sto trovando davvero interessante...more
Gadamer thinks that architecture is dense with potential for art as a result of the necessity of choosing where and what too built. “Architecture gives shape to space… that is why architecture embraces all...more
Important aspects have to do with acknowledging the legitimacy of genuine truth and knowledge gained from the human sciences and how it is arrived at in a way very different from the empirical sciences. The evaluation of Enlightenment presuppositions for knowledge independent of all basis except the "rational, knowing subject" is brilliant. He argues that historicity of knowledge, the value of tradition, and genuin...more
Fantastic critique of Hegel, though I'm not certain it is entirely successful (at least in the way Gadamer intends it).
I'll be writing a paper on Gadamer and Habermas regarding the concept of Recognition for my senior thesis.
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 im...more