The Philosophy of Gadamer
Grondin situates Gadamer's concerns in the context of traditional philosophical issues, showing, for example, how Gadamer both continues and significantly modifies Descartes' approach to the philosophical problem of method and advances rather than simply follows Heidegger's treatment of the relationship of thinking to language. In doing this Grondin shows that the issues o...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 16th 2003 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published March 31st 2003)
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Terrific piece of secondary literature on Gadamer - to be expected from Grondin. The work is a general overview of the main lines of Gadamer's thought, but Grondin organizes the book as a sort of ongoing commentary on Gadamer's work "Truth and Method". That said, Grondin does an excellent job of flagging earlier positions and later developments of Gadamer, and he doesn't hesitate to draw particularly from late articles in effort to explain and supplement his commentary on "Truth and Method." I p...more