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Praise of theory : speeches and essays

Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Series: Yale studies in hermeneutics.
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Renowned for his work in philosophical hermeneutics and his writings on Heidegger and Hegel, the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer in this collection brings into sharp focus his thoughts on the power of language, the social role and influence of science, and the idea of reason. Translator Chris Dawson provides an insightful introduction that places the essays in the context of Gadamer's other writings and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Georg Gadamer
ISBN: 0300073100 9780300073102
OCLC Number: 38936585
Description: xxxviii, 185 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Culture and the Word --
Praise of Theory --
The Power of Reason --
The Ideal of Practical Philosophy --
Science and the Public Sphere --
Science as an Instrument of Enlightenment --
The Idea of Tolerance 1782-1982 --
Isolation as a Symptom of Self-Alienation --
Man and His Hand in Modern Civilization: Philosophical Aspects --
The Expressive Force of Language: On the Function of Rhetoric in Gaining Knowledge --
Good German
Series Title: Yale studies in hermeneutics.
Other Titles: Lob der Theorie.
Responsibility: Hans-Georg Gadamer ; translated by Chris Dawson.

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Renowned for his work in philosophical hermeneutics and his writings on Heidegger and Hegel, the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer in this collection brings into sharp focus his thoughts on the power of language, the social role and influence of science, and the idea of reason. Translator Chris Dawson provides an insightful introduction that places the essays in the context of Gadamer's other writings and discusses their significance for current scholarship in philosophy, literature, history, and science.

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