European Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):746-757 (2021)

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Carlo DaVia
Fordham University
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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 two. This paper provides a sketch of Gadamer's understanding of ethics in a way that makes clear how it differs from practical reasoning.
Keywords Gadamer  ethics  phenomenology  hermeneutics  practical reason
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DOI 10.1111/ejop.12602
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