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This brief text assists students in understanding Gadamer's philosophy and thinking so that they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Philosophers Series," (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON GADAMER is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher better enabling students to engage in the reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.
Posted July 21, 2010
Written for highschool students? No way. I read a lot of philosophy books but this one was a tough read. Perhaps because the topic. Gadamer was not a very clear philosopher. Hermenuetics is a confusing topic anyways. Or should I say, its a thick subject.
I decided to read this book after hacking through "Truth and Method". I think its going to help me.