Hans-Georg Gadamer

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) is arguably the figure most associated with hermeneutics in our times. Gadamer completed his doctoral studies in Marburg, where his teachers included Paul Natrop and Nicolai Hartman; the principal influence on Gadamer’s philosophical development, however, was Martin Heidegger, with whom Gadamer subsequently completed his Habilitation studies in Freiburg. Among Gadamer’s faculty appointments, perhaps the most notable are the positions he has held at the University of Leipzig from 1939–1947, where he also served in 1946 as Rector, and at the University of Heidelberg from 1949 until his official retirement in the late 1960s, as well as after this his long association with Boston College. Gadamer’s project, which is typically identified as philosophical hermeneutics, may be understood to build on Heidegger’s elucidation of hermeneutics in an ontological register. Hermeneutics, as the early Heidegger develops it, concerns not foremost the art of understanding or epistemological considerations of our cognitive capacity to understand and interpret, but, more fundamentally, the ontology of human beings insofar as human beings are characterized by their disclosedness, that is, their openness to the being of whatever beings they find themselves involved with. Gadamer, from this point of departure, stresses the finitude of such openness, arguing that hermeneutic experience is epitomized by dialogic interaction, or, conversation, and that human understanding remains always conditioned by prejudices, or, pre-judgments, passed down through tradition and language. Gadamer develops his project of philosophical hermeneutics in his major work, Truth and Method, as well as in a large body of other writings, and his work makes significant contributions in the philosophy of art and aesthetics, practical philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, and a number of other areas. Influenced not only by Heidegger, but also several figures in the history of philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, and Hegel, Gadamer is furthermore noted for his important philosophical engagements with leading figures of the age, especially Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida. 

Key works

While Gadamer’s writings are largely gathered in the eleven volumes that comprise his collected works, Gesammelte Werke (Mohr Siebeck, 1990) plus Hermeneutische Entwurfe (Mohr Siebeck, 200), many of his important writings are available in English translation. His major work is Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method. Many of Gadamer’s important further contributions are represented in English translation in a number of collected volumes. Two collected volumes that address a broad range of central themes in Gadamer’s thought are Philosophical Hermeneutics and The Gadamer Reader: A Bouquet of the Later Writings. A volume that collects many of his important writings on the hermeneutical significance of beauty, as well as themes in the philosophy of art and aesthetics more broadly, is The Relevance of the Beautiful and Other Writings; a volume that collects some of Gadamer’s most important contributions to the philosophical study of literature is Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue: Essays in German Literary Theory. A further notable collected volume is Hermeneutics, Religion and Ethics. Gadamer’s hermeneutical engagements with of some of his important philosophical influences may be found in Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato, The Beginning of Philosophy, Hegel’s Dialectic: Five Hermeneutical Studies and Heidegger's Ways. Gadamer discusses the arc of his own philosophical life in Philosophical Apprenticeships and “Reflections on my Philosophical Journey".

Introductions

Of the many good introductions to hermeneutics available in English, those highly recommended include, in alphabetical order by author: 

Di Cesare, Donatella, Gadamer. A Philosophical Portrait

Dostal, Robert, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Gadamer

Grondin, Jean, The Philosophy of Gadamer.  

Malpas, Jeff. "Hans-Georg Gadamer".  

Risser, James, Hermeneutics and the Voice of the Other.

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  1. Text and Interpretation.Hans-Georg Gadamer - unknown - Phainomena 70.
    Originating from a confrontation with the contemporary French thought, especially with Jacques Derrida, the article discusses the question of the relation between text and interpretation. It receives the basic impulse for the deliberation on the theme from the tradition of hermeneutics and from the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, from his considerations upon the subjects of the circle of understanding and the phenomenon of language. What is the relation of the text towards the language? What comes from the language forth into (...)
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  2. Resnica in metoda. Začetek prabesedila Truth and Method. The Coming About of the Original Text.Hans-Georg Gadamer - unknown - Phainomena 53.
    Ni le potreba po logični samorazjasnitvi tista, ki duhoslovne znanosti povezuje s filozofijo. Gre predvsem za to, da ti. duhoslovne znanosti same predstavljajo problem za filozofijo: kar je bilo povedano in kar se da povedati o njihovi logični, spoznavnoteoretski utemeljitvi in o razlogih za njihovo znanstveno samostojnost v razmerju do naravoslovnih znanosti, daleč zaostaja za tem, kar duhoslovne znanosti so in kar pomenijo filozofiji.The need for logical self-explication is not the only thing that relates human sciences to philosophy. The primary (...)
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  3. Philosophy of Gadamer.Jean Grondin & Kathryn Plant - unknown - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    The ideas of German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer have had considerable influence both in their own right, as the leading modern exposition of philosophical hermeneutics, and in interpreting the works of others, especially Heidegger, Hegel, and Plato. Jean Grondin provides an authoritative and clear presentation of Gadamer's thought. Centering his interpretation around the seminal Truth and Method, he lays out Gadamer's key themes of method, humanism, aesthetic judgement, truth, and the work of history.
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  4. The Conditions of Dialogue: Approaches to the Habermas-Gadamer Debate.Anne Hjort - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 4.
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  5. Gadamer and Hermeneutics.Nazile Kalaycı - unknown - Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 2.
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  6. Gadamer, Aesthetics and Morality.Claude Piche - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 9.
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  7. Philosophical Hermeneutics And The Question Of Community.James Risser - unknown - Existentia 6 (1-4):89-100.
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  8. Optimizen in pesimizem v Gadamerjevi knjigi o Celanu Optimism and Pessimism in Gadamer’s Celanbook.Alon Segev - unknown - Phainomena 51.
    Pričujoči sestavek skuša ovrednotiti Gadamerjevo knjigo o Celanu glede njenega prispevka k fenomenologiji. Gadamer se zateče k poeziji kot fenomenološkemu orodju zaradi uvida, da fenomenologija ne more biti metoda in da lahko fenomen, bit, dosežemo le prek nenadnega prebliska, z »gnomično prezenco«. Pesnik s »pretresom« trdno uveljavljene kulturne ideje in pogleda na realnost omogoča uvid, da je »normativnost« samo ena omejena perspektiva realnosti in da so drugi vidiki potlačeni. Resnica, ki naj bi prišla na dan prek pesnika, je končna časovna (...)
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  9. Metafora fuziunii orizonturilor la Gadamer.Tania Bârsan - forthcoming - Hermeneia:95-99.
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  10. Education as the Normative Dimension of Philosophical Hermeneutics.David Blacker - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  11. At the Cost of Solidarity – Or, Why Social Justice Needs Hermeneutics.Patrick J. Casey - forthcoming - Analecta Hermeneutica.
    This essay addresses a stream of thought manifested in some forms of social justice activism – namely, that members of marginalized groups have privileged insight into the nature of social reality which others cannot understand, much less critique. This position, which I call “epistemic isolationism,” seems to rest on the claim that the knowledge that is embedded in lived experience is incommunicable. The essay proceeds in three parts: first, there is a brief overview of standpoint epistemology, including a recent version (...)
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  12. Las Raíces Ilustradas de la Hermenéutica Filosófica.Leandro Catoggio - forthcoming - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte.
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  13. Brice R. Wachterhauser, Ed., Hermeneutics and Truth.G. D'Oro - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  14. Gadamer'in Felsefi Hermeneutiğinde 'Ön Yargı' Kavramı ve Düşündürdükleri.Ramazan ErtÜrk - forthcoming - Felsefe Dünyasi.
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  15. Wittgenstein and Gadamer on Private Language.Ghasem Fazli - forthcoming - Philosophical Investigations.
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  16. The Position of Poetry in the System of Hegelian Aesthetics and the Question of the Character of the Past in Art+ the Hotho, Heinrich Edition Of'vorlesungen Uber Asthetik'by Hegel.Hg Gadamer - forthcoming - Hegel-Studien.
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  17. Lewis Edwin Hahn, Ed., The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer.A. Harrington - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  18. Phenomenological Interpretations of Ancient Philosophy.Jens Kristian Larsen & Pål Rykkja Gilbert - forthcoming - Brill.
    Phenomenology and ancient Greek philosophy. The title of this book, indicating these topics as its two main subjects, could give the impression that the subjects are held together by a circumstantial “and.” The title would then indicate a connection between phenomenology and a topic, ancient Greek philosophy, the way titles such as Art and Phenomenology, Phenomenology and Psychological Research, Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics do. This impression would be wrong. First, ancient Greek philosophers take pride of place in the dialogues initiated (...)
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  19. Making Good Sense: Pragmatism's Mastery of Meaning, Truth, and Workable Rule of Law.Harold Anthony Lloyd - forthcoming - Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy.
    The hermeneutic pragmatism explored in this article timely examines how “post-truth” claims over-estimate semantic freedoms while at the same time underestimating semantic and pre-semantic restraints. Such pragmatism also timely examines how formalists err by committing the reverse errors. Drawing on insights from James, Peirce, Putnam, Rorty, Gadamer, Derrida, and others, such hermeneutic pragmatism explores (1) the necessary role of both internal and objective experience in meaning, (2) the resulting instrumental nature of concepts required to deal with such experience, (3) the (...)
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  20. Book Review of 'Hermeneutic Rationality' by Maria Luisa Portocarrero, Luis António Umbelino, Andrezej Wiercinski. [REVIEW]María G. Navarro - forthcoming - LIT Verlag.
  21. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and the Concept of Genre: The Case of the Utopian Genre in Plato.Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire - forthcoming - Tandf: Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology:1-18.
  22. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and the Concept of Genre: The Case of the Utopian Genre in Plato.Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire - forthcoming - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology:1-18.
    This paper addresses the question of the function of genre in Gadamer’s hermeneutics by examining his treatment of Plato’s political writings in the context of the “utopian genre.” I argue that Gad...
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  23. Gadamer's Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary.Greg Lynch & Cynthia Nielsen (eds.) - 2022 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This volume features essays from fourteen scholars—both established and rising stars—each of which cover a portion of Truth and Method following the order of the text itself. The result is a robust, historically and thematically rich polyphonic reading of the text as a whole, valuable both for scholarship and teaching.
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  24. Lenguaje, coraje y utopía: comentario y discusión de las lecturas contemporáneas de Plato und die Dichter de Gadamer.Facundo Bey - 2021 - Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 60:229-268.
    Abstract: In 1934 Gadamer delivered the lecture Plato und die Dichter. Its central topic was the relationship between poetry, philosophy and politics in Plato’s thought. Gadamer developed an original phenomenological investigation on Plato’s ethical-political philosophy and the role that art played in it, in which the dimension of language and the meaning of utopia are structural for his arguments. This article aims, in the first place, to elucidate some political dimensions of Plato und die Dichter. In order to do this, (...)
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  25. Fenomenología de la polis y torsión del Dasein: dialéctica y hermenéutica en la temprana interpretación gadameriana de la ética platónica.Facundo Norberto Bey - 2021 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 1 (82):63-80.
    English title: Phenomenology of the pólis and torsion of Dasein: dialectic and hermeneutics in the early Gadamerian interpretation of Plato's ethics. Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present and analyse the main hypotheses of Hans-Georg Gadamer in his 1931 book Platos dialektische Ethik. Phänomenologische Interpretationen zum Philebos regarding the notions of pólis, aretḗ, tó agathṓn y Dasein. Then, it will be attempted to show that in this early book of Gadamer is his first relevant philosophical-political work, expressed in (...)
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  26. Justicia y educación en la interpretación de Gadamer de la República de Platón en Platos Staat der Erziehung.Facundo Norberto Bey - 2021 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 54 (2):421-445.
    En 1942 Gadamer publicó su ensayo Platos Staat der Erziehung. En este artículo interrogará la mutua relación entre pólis y psyché, así como entre política y filosofía en el diálogo República de Platón. El presente texto se propone exponer de modo crítico el análisis que el autor realizó, en el ensayo mencionado, de la dikaiosýne entendida como “hacer propio” en los diálogos platónicos, así como el rango político de la educación filosófica. Para ello se pondrá énfasis en el papel que (...)
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  27. Prometeo y Pandora. Edición, traducción y notas de Facundo Bey.Facundo Bey & Hans-Georg Gadamer - 2021 - Boletín de Estética 16 (53):79-112.
    El presente artículo está dedicado al trabajo de Hans-Georg Gadamer titulado “Prometeo y Pandora”, publicado originalmente en español en 1949 en el volumen Goethe. 1749 - 28 de agosto – 1949, editado por la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Cuyo, Argentina. En primer lugar, se ofrece una introducción en la que se presenta el contexto original histórico-intelectual de su edición, traducción y publicación, los antecedentes filosóficos del texto dentro de la obra de Gadamer (conferencias y artículos (...)
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  28. The Role of Aristotle in Gadamer's Work.Carlo DaVia - 2021 - In Theodore George & Gert-Jan van der Heiden (eds.), The Gadamerian Mind. New York: pp. 207-220.
    This chapter reassesses the role of Aristotle in Gadamer’s work. Gadamer is sometimes read as preferential to Plato over Aristotle. Such a reading, however, displaces the centrality of Aristotle to Gadamer’s thought. Gadamer saw Aristotle, and not Plato, as the first phenomenologist. Gadamer consequently expressed a great debt to Aristotle, not only for modeling a phenomenological approach to philosophy, but also for the illuminating phenomenological descriptions that Aristotle gave. Both his philosophical approach and the insights it yielded serve as compelling (...)
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  29. Gadamer's Phenomenological Ethics.Carlo DaVia - 2021 - European Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):746-757.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer held that the chief task of philosophy today is to defend practical reason against the encroachments of techno-scientific rationality and thereby to ground the possibility for a philosophical ethics. Although this is well-known and much discussed in the secondary literature, there is curiously sparse discussion of just what Gadamer took ethical inquiry to be. The little discussion that exists tends either to neglect Gadamer's distinction between practical reasoning and philosophical ethics, or it accuses Gadamer himself of conflating the (...)
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  30. Physical Distance, Ethical Proximity: Levinasian Dialogue as Pandemic Pedagogy in Faceless (Masked or Online) Classrooms.Nathan Eric Dickman - 2021 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (Online First):1-25.
    I develop Levinas’s analysis of “proximity” to explain how successful faceless class dialogues are possible despite physical social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I first examine features of Levinas’s notion of proximity within his idiosyncratic approach to “ethics.” Second, I turn to Levinas’s examination of intentionality and questioning in relation to the hermeneutic priority of questioning. Third, I detail some successes and failures in attempts to embody Levinasian proximity in online or masked discussions with students. I draw out contrasts between (...)
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  31. Joycean Hermeneutics and the Tyranny of Hidden Prejudice.Magnus Ferguson - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):153-164.
    In order to revise interpretive prejudgments, it is important to first recognize them for what they are. Problematically, the habitual overreliance on deficient prejudgments can make such recognition difficult. An impasse appears: How can one intervene on deficient interpretive resources if those very same resources conceal their deficiencies? I analyze James Joyce’s short story “The Dead,” in which the protagonist Gabriel is highly resistant to internalizing experiences that might otherwise prompt him to revise his interpretive projections. I argue that Gabriel (...)
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  32. Amistad y conocimiento de sí mismo. Sobre el rol de la amistad en la ética griega.Hans-Georg Gadamer - 2021 - Co-herencia 18 (35):13-27.
    Traducción del texto “Freundschaft und Selbsterkenntnis. Zur Rolle der Freundschaft in der griechischen Ethik”, conferencia impartida en Múnich el 12 de julio de 1983, publicada originalmente en Würzburger Jahrbücher für die Altertumswissenschaft y reeditada con correcciones en el tomo vi de Gesammelte Werke. La presente versión castellana se basa en esta última fuente.
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  33. Hans-Georg Gadamer "Was Ist der Mensch?" / "What is Man?" (1944). Edited and Translated by Facundo Bey.Hans-Georg Gadamer & Facundo Bey - 2021 - Phainomena 116 (30):255-280.
    The essay “Was ist der Mensch?” appeared for the first time in December 1944 in the German magazine with a hundred years of tradition edited by the publisher J. J. Weber Illustrierte Zeitung Leipzig [Illustrated Magazine Leipzig]. This special cultural edition, entitled Der europäische Mensch [The European Man], which was distributed exclusively abroad, was to be the last volume of the magazine after its final regular issue in September 1994 (No. 5041). Only in 1947, the text was republished, with the (...)
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  34. Music and Time.Hans-Georg Gadamer, Cynthia R. Nielsen & David Liakos - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (1):251-258.
    This is a translation of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s 1988 essay, “Musik und Zeit: Ein philosophisches Postscriptum.” The essay, although brief, is noteworthy in that it contains Gadamer’s philosophical reflections on music—reflections which are largely absent in his masterwork, Truth and Method. In the essay, one finds several important Gadamerian hermeneutical themes such as the notion of art as performance or enactment, the linguisticality of understanding, the importance of lingering with an artwork or text, and how our absorption in the work gives (...)
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  35. An Existential Philosophy of History.Bennett Gilbert & Natan Elgabsi - 2021 - Revista de Teoria da História / Journal of Theory of History 24 (1):40-57.
    In this paper we delineate the conditions and features of what we call an existential philosophy of history in relation to customary trends in the field of the philosophy of history. We do this by circumscribing what a transgenerational temporality and what our entanglement in ethical relations with temporal others ask of us as existential and responsive selves and by explicating what attitude we need to have when trying to responsibly respond to other vulnerable beings in our historical world of (...)
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  36. Linguisticality and Lifeworld: Gadamer’s Late Turn to Phenomenology.Niall Keane - 2021 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 29 (3):370-391.
    The influence of Husserlian phenomenology on Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics has been the subject of some analysis in the secondary literature, with scholars emphasizing both Gadame...
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  37. Heidegger and Gadamer on the Modern Age: The Sun Setting in the Western Sky.David Liakos - 2021 - Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual 11:152-182.
    This essay contributes to research on, and develops a critique of, the later Heidegger’s conception of the relationship between modernity and a future beyond or after the modern age. It is argued that Heidegger does not engage in a reactionary rejection of modernity, since he is methodologically opposed to pure negation. Rather, as the example of his reading of Van Gogh demonstrates, Heidegger uses suggestive poetic hints from modern culture to transcend modernity from within into a “postmodern” and ontologically pluralistic (...)
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  38. Improvisation as Original Ethics: Exploring the Ethical in Heidegger and Gadamer From a Musical Perspective.Sam McAuliffe - 2021 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 2021 (2021).
    Martin Heidegger famously claimed that ethics needed to become “original” again, but offered no detailed insight into what an “original ethics” might be. Several commentators, however, find evidence of such an original ethics in the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer. In this paper I argue that an original ethics, as alluded to by Heidegger and taken up by Gadamer, depends upon a certain improvisational comportment, such that acting ethically involves spontaneously attending and responding to that which one encounters in factical (...)
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  39. Hermeneutics of Recollection: Gadamer and Ricoeur.Aleksandar Ostojic - 2021 - Filozofija I Društvo 32 (4):714-725.
    This paper analyzes the notion of recollection in Hans Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur?s thought, in the context of time distance as?obstacles? towards understanding the past. Particular attention is paid to the understanding the phenomenon of?Death? as a time gap between the past and the present. In connection with this problem, we find efforts of philosophical hermeneutics on the one hand and historicism on the other. Differences between historicism and hermeneutics can be outlined in relation to the role that memory (...)
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  40. Hermeneutical Healing: Physical Therapy with a Gadamerian Twist.Casey Rentmeester - 2021 - Journal of Applied Hermeneutics 1 (2021):1-14.
    In recent decades, phenomenology has been utilized not only as a conceptual framework from which to understand medical encounters in healthcare settings, but also to guide medical professionals in providing care. In the realm of physical therapy, phenomenology has been touted as a philosophically-based avenue to aid in helping to understand what it means to be a patient. The works of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger have been utilized as paths to approach phenomenologically-informed care in physical therapy. However, to our (...)
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  41. The Task of Understanding in Arendt and Gadamer.James Risser - 2021 - Arendt Studies 5:145-159.
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  42. Gadamer, Barth, and Transcendence in Biblical Interpretation.Darren Sarisky - 2021 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (4).
    The essay reflects on how Hans-Georg Gadamer and Karl Barth view interpretation of the Christian Bible. It proceeds in three main sections. The first contends that Gadamer secularizes Christian theology, and that this has drawbacks for the sort of reading his hermeneutic can give to Christian Scripture. The second part turns to Barth, arguing that the whole structure of his approach to the Bible factors in theological commitment, with benefits for the readings he can deliver. The final part makes a (...)
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  43. Al encuentro con Platón: los primeros pasos de Gadamer en Marburgo.Facundo Bey - 2020 - Anales Del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía 37 (3):457-472.
    This article aims to readdress Hans-Georg Gadamer's first encounter with Plato's philosophy through his earlier academic journey, the direct and indirect influence exerted by his celebrated mentors at the University of Marburg, and his early publications. For this, I will resort not only to his intellectual biography, but also to neglected texts of Gadamer, such as his 1922 doctoral thesis, reviews and articles published between 1924 and 1928, correspondence, both edited and unpublished, philosophical interviews, as well as archive footage. I (...)
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  44. Paideía y utopía en la crítica de Hans-Georg Gadamer al Platón de Julius Stenzel y Kurt Singer.Facundo Bey - 2020 - In Yanina Benitez (ed.), Intersecciones. Reelaboraciones de la filosofía contemporánea y la estética filosófica. Porto:
    In this chapter, I analyze how Gadamer criticizes in his review "Die neue-Platoforschung" [1933] both Stenzel's and Singer's reading of the "political Plato" through his own interpretations of the concepts of paideía and utopia. This Gadamer's early insight is a seminal exercise for his later theoretical developments in texts like Plato und die Dichter [1934] and Platos Staat der Erziehung [1942].// How to cite this item: Bey, Facundo. (2020). “Paideía y utopía en la crítica de Hans-Georg Gadamer al Platón de (...)
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  45. Historicity and linguisticity: around the concept fusion of horizons in the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer.Alex Cárdenas Guenel - 2020 - Alpha (Osorno) 51:241-249.
    Resumen: Durante la década del sesenta, la revista Movie hereda de Cahiers du cinéma las preferencias por la politique des auteurs y por cierto cine norteamericano. No obstante, sin abandonar esa predilección por un “cine de directores”, a lo largo de su trayectoria la revista británica intentará desarrollar un riguroso método de análisis formal a través de detallados close readings de los films. Algunos de sus integrantes buscan aplicar al cine los planteos de F. R. Leavis y la revista Scrutiny (...)
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  46. Should Religion-Affiliated Institutions Be Accredited? Ricoeur and the Problem of Religious Inclusivity.Nathan Eric Dickman - 2020 - In Daniel Boscaljon & Jeff Keuss (eds.), Paul Ricoeur and the Hope of Higher Education: The Just University. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. Chapter 10.
    How can religiously affiliated institutions that promote liberal arts maintain commitment both to their affiliation and to the ideal of religious inclusivity? What principles of accreditation should be used by agencies—such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges—in assessing religiously affiliated yet inclusive institutions? Many religiously affiliated institutions claim to value liberal arts learning and critical inquiry, to prepare students for a diverse world. Yet affiliation often brings with it pervasive structures of religious privilege that inhibit (...)
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  47. Gadamer and the Yijing's Language of Nature: Hermeneutics and Chinese Aesthetics.Andrew Fuyarchuk - 2020 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 47 (3-4):174-192.
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 47, Issue 3-4, Page 174-192, September–December 2020.
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  48. Tasks of Philosophy in the Present Age.Hans-Georg Gadamer, Cynthia Nielsen & Ian Alexander Moore - 2020 - Philosophy Today 64 (2):477-491.
    This is a translation of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s recently discovered 1952 Berlin speech. The speech includes several themes that reappear in Truth and Method, as well as in Gadamer’s later writings such as Reason in the Age of Science. For example, Gadamer criticizes positivism, modern philosophy’s orientation toward positivism, and Enlightenment narratives of progress, while presenting his view of philosophy’s tasks in an age of crisis. In addition, he discusses structural power, instrumental reason, the objectification of nature and human beings, the (...)
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  49. Hermeneutic Responsibility: Vattimo, Gadamer, and the Impetus of Interpretive Engagement.Theodore George - 2020 - Duquesne Studies in Phenomenology 1 (1):Article 4.
    This article examines the hermeneutics as a basis of critique in the work of Gianni Vattimo and Hans-Georg Gadamer.
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  50. The Responsibility to Understand: Hermeneutical Contours of Ethical Life.Theodore George - 2020 - Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.
    What is the significance of hermeneutics at the intersections of ethics, politics and the arts and humanities? In this book, George -/- - Discusses how hermeneutics offers ways to develop an ethics - Makes the case for the relevance of contemporary hermeneutics for current scholarly discussions of responsibility within continental European philosophy - Contributes a new, ethically inflected approach to current debate within post-Gadamerian hermeneutics - Extends his analysis to the practice of living and covers animals, art, literature and translation (...)
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