Century of Philosophy by Hans Georg Gadamer, Riccardo Dottori |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Century Of Philosophy

Century Of Philosophy

by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Rod Cotlman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

A philosophical and historical testament to the twentieth century, this volume consists of a wide-ranging series of interviews conducted in 1999/2000 between the then centenarian and his former assistant and associate of over thirty years, Riccardo Dottori.

These ten dialogues distill and situate Gadamer's philosophy in the context of what has arguably been the

Overview

A philosophical and historical testament to the twentieth century, this volume consists of a wide-ranging series of interviews conducted in 1999/2000 between the then centenarian and his former assistant and associate of over thirty years, Riccardo Dottori.

These ten dialogues distill and situate Gadamer's philosophy in the context of what has arguably been the bloodiest century in human history. In the course of the interviews, Gadamer addresses-often critically-the work of a wide variety of philosophers, including Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Popper, Vico, Habermas, Rorty, and Derrida. He also elaborates on German philosophy during the Nazi period; and, in one of the more fascinating conversations, we are treated to a glimpse of Gadamer's personal perspective on the question of Heidegger's Nazism, including a discussion of the political influence that great philosopher's wife, Elfirde, had on him that tends to contradict most other published accounts. With the possible exception of his autobiography 1985, A Century of Philosophy is perhaps the most accessible expression of Gadamer's life and work in English today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826418340
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/27/2006
Series:
Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Hans-Georg Gadamer was born on 11 February 1900 and died on 13 March 2002. He was the author, most notably, of Truth and Method, and, more recently, of The Beginning of Philosophy and The Beginning of Knowledge.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >