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Gadamer : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Chris Lawn
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
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Providing an account of Gadamer's hermeneutics, this book includes an exposition and analysis of such key terms as 'fusion of horizons', 'effective historical consciousness' and 'the logic of question and answer', as well as Gadamer's redefinition of such concepts as 'prejudice', 'authority' and 'tradition'.
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Lawn, Chris.
Gadamer.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2006
(DLC) 2006041667
(OCoLC)63400061
Named Person: Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Lawn
ISBN: 9781441188564 1441188568 1283207575 9781283207577
OCLC Number: 741691649
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 164 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Abbreviation; Preface; Introduction; Gadamer in a nutshell; Gadamer and analytic philosophy; The structure of the chapters; 1 Who is Gadamer?; Hans-Georg Gadamer: a long life in brief; Gadamer and Heidegger; Gadamer and the Nazis; After the war; Retirement and international acclaim; Gadamer: the man and his work; 2 The problem of method; Method and modernity; Descartes and the search for method; Gadamer and method; The revival of tradition, authority and prejudice; 3 From hermeneutics to philosophical hermeneutics; What is hermeneutics?; Romantic hermeneutics Dilthey's hermeneuticsHeidegger's 'hermeneutics of facticity'; 4 Truth without method; Gadamer and truth; Truth as experience; Truth is historical; The 'fusion of horizons' and the problems of understanding the past from the site of the present; Effective historical consciousness; Dialogue; The logic of question and answer; 5 Gadamer on language and linguisticality; Philosophy and language; Gadamer's account of the nature of language; The hermeneutics of the spoken word; 'Being that can be understood is language'; 6 Gadamer's aesthetics; Art and truth; Art as play; Art as symbol and festival Gadamer's poetic turnGadamer on ordinary, everyday language; The poem as 'eminent text'; 7 The later Gadamer; After Truth and Method; Gadamer and Rorty on solidarity; Applied hermeneutics; 8 Fellow travellers and critics; Gadamer now; Gadamer and postmodernism; Fellow travellers: Wittgenstein and Rorty; Gadamer's critics; Deconstructive criticism; Conclusion; Suggestions for further reading; Glossary; A; C; D; E; F; H; L; P; T; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Chris Lawn.

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