Hermeneutic Dialogue and Social Science: A Critique of Gadamer and Habermas

Hermeneutic Dialogue and Social Science: A Critique of Gadamer and Habermas

by Austin Harrington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415249724

ISBN-13: 9780415249720

Pub. Date: 04/30/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores the writings of Gadamer and Habermas on hermeneutics and the methodology of the social sciences. By re-examining their views of earlier interpretive theorists, from Wilhelm Dilthey to Max Weber and Alfred Schutz, it offers a radical challenge to their idea of the 'dialogue' between researchers and their subjects.

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This book explores the writings of Gadamer and Habermas on hermeneutics and the methodology of the social sciences. By re-examining their views of earlier interpretive theorists, from Wilhelm Dilthey to Max Weber and Alfred Schutz, it offers a radical challenge to their idea of the 'dialogue' between researchers and their subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415249720
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Series:
Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought Series, #31
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Objectivity, objectivism and objectifying attitudes 2. Gadamer, Habermas and the idea of dialogue 3. Empathy and Verstehen: the early Dilthey 4. Towards a critique of historical reason: the later Dilthey 5. Phenomenological foundations: Weber, SchUtz and the theory of intersubjectivity 6. Problems with the dialogue: challenging Gadamer and Habermas 7. Social science in the public sphere: Weber, Habermas and modernity

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