Gadamer: Between Heidegger and Habermas

Gadamer: Between Heidegger and Habermas

by Ingrid H. Scheibler

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One of the first book-length studies to examine Gadamer's relation to Heidegger in depth, this important work looks at the ways in which Gadamer positively appropriates central elements of Heidegger's work as well as the way he extends Heidegger's critique of Western metaphysics, avoiding and tacitly challenging some of the most problematical aspects of Heidegger's work. By examining two of the central concepts in Gadamer's work, tradition and language, and by analyzing Gadamer's relation to his mentor, Martin Heidegger, Sheibler successfully shows that far from being the conservative both modernist and post-modernist critics have accused him of being, Gadamer anticipates a number of concerns central to post-modern or post-structuralist thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742581159
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/12/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ingrid H. Scheibler is assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Note on Translation
Chapter 3 Abbreviations
Chapter 4 Introduction
Chapter 5 The Modernist Left: Haberman's Critique of Gadamer I
Chapter 6 Background to the Debate
Chapter 7 Points of Agreement
Chapter 8 Points of Disagreement
Chapter 9 The Modernist Left: Haberman's Critique og Gadamer II
Chapter 10 Haberman's Criticism of Gadamer: Tradition and Hermeneutical Reflection
Chapter 11 Gadamer's Rehabilitation of the Concept of Tradition
Chapter 12 A Defence Against the Charge of Subjectivism: Gadamer's Model of Dialogue
Chapter 13 The Postmodern Critique: Vattimo's Reading of the Gadamer
Chapter 14 Vattimo's Reading og Gadamer: The Soziales Einverstandnis
Chapter 15 Soziales Eiverstandnis and the Linguisticality of Understanding
Chapter 16 The Importance of Practical Judgement
Chapter 17 Heidegger and the Cririque of the Traditional Concept of the Language
Chapter 18 Metaphysics and the Question of Being: The Early Critique
Chapter 19 The Turn to Language: The Position of Poetry
Chapter 20 Gadamer's Appropriation of Heidegger: Languauge and the Achievement of Continuity
Chapter 21 Language as Experience of the World
Chapter 22 Language as Medium
Chapter 23 Gadamer's Distance from Heidegger: Language as Self-Presentation and the Dialectical Concept of the Continuity
Chapter 24 Against Languauge on the Model of Poetry: Language as Self-Presentation
Chapter 25 Gadamer's Dialectical Conception of Continuity
Chapter 26 Conclusion
Chapter 27 Bibliography
Chapter 28 Index
Chapter 29 About the Author

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