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Unfinished worlds : hermeneutics, aesthetics and gadamer

Author: Nicholas Davey
Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : Edinburgh University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Crosscurrents (Edinburgh University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By concentrating on the experience of meaning, Nicholas Davey shows how Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics transforms aesthetics into a mode of attentive practice. Gadamer's poetics has deep implications for all of the humanities, and how we can understand the meaning poetry, art, literary, history and theology.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Hans-Georg Gadamer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Davey
ISBN: 9780748686223 0748686223
OCLC Number: 867926565
Description: viii, 190 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Hermeneutics and Aesthetics: Contextual Issues 20 --
2 Gadamer's Re-Orientation of Aesthetics 42 --
3 Aesthetic Attentiveness and the Question of Distanciation 65 --
4 Theoros and Spectorial Participation 103 --
5 Presentation, Appearance and Likeness 116 --
6 Art and the Art of Language 140 --
7 The Redemptive Image 165.
Series Title: Crosscurrents (Edinburgh University Press)
Responsibility: Nicholas Davey.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer's poetics completely overturns the European aesthetic tradition. This full-length study in English of Gadamer's aesthetics draws on a significant proportion of Gadamer's latter  Read more...

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