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The Gadamerian Mind

Edited by: Theodore George , Gert-Jan van der Heiden

Print publication date:  August  2021
Online publication date:  August  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367194628
eBook ISBN: 9780429202544
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429202544
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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900?2002) is one of the most important philosophers of the post-1945 era. His name has become all but synonymous with the philosophical study of hermeneutics, the field concerned with theories of understanding and interpretation and laid out in his landmark book Truth and Method. Influential not only within continental philosophy, Gadamer?s thought has also made significant contributions to related fields such as religion, literary theory, and education.

The Gadamerian Mind is a major survey of the fundamental aspects of Gadamer?s thought, with contributions from leading scholars of Gadamer and hermeneutics from around the world. 38 chapters are divided into six clear parts:

  • Overviews
  • Key concepts
  • Historical influences
  • Contemporary encounters
  • Beyond philosophy
  • Legacies and questions.

Although Gadamer?s work addresses a remarkable range of topics, careful consideration is given throughout the volume to consistent concerns that orient his thought. Important in this respect is his relation to philosophers in the Western tradition, from Plato to Heidegger.

An indispensable resource for anyone studying and researching Gadamer, hermeneutics, and the history of twentieth-century philosophy, The Gadamerian Mind will also be of interest to those in related disciplines such as religion, literature, political theory, and education.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gadamer's century Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The universality of hermeneutic understanding Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gadamer, humanism, and the humanities Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The poetic word, art, and the arts Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Dialogue, dialectic and conversation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gadamer on solidarity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Truth Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Experience Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Gadamer on tradition Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gadamer's concept of language Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gadamer on play and the play of art Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Gadamer on the politics of translation Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Image (picture) Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gadamer and health Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Gadamer and Plato Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The role of Aristotle in Gadamer's work Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Gadamer's Kant Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hegel's truth and Gadamer's method Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gadamer, Dilthey, and the aporias of historical Enlightenment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gadamer's Heidegger Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ricoeur and Gadamer Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Dialogue on dialogue Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Gadamer and Derrida Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Poem, dialogue and witness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Gianni Vattimo's encounter with Gadamer Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gadamer and theology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Gadamer and jurisprudence Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Hermeneutic practice Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Gadamer's critique of historicism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The paradigmatic interpenetration of hermeneutics and rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Gadamer's contribution to political theory Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gadamer and the postmodern mind Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gadamer in Anglo-America Download PDF
Chapter  34:  From the hermeneutics of historically effected consciousness to concrete cosmological understanding Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Gadamer and feminism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Gadamer and race theory  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  On Eurocentrism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The ontology of the work of art and the universality of hermeneutics reconsidered Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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