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Gadamer's Ethics of Play: Hermeneutics and the Other

Gadamer's Ethics of Play: Hermeneutics and the Other

by Monica Vilhauer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739139141
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/25/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Monica Vilhauer is assistant professor of philosophy at Roanoke College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: An Invitation to "Play" xi

Part I Gadamer's Hermeneutic Problem

Chapter 1 Facing the Inadequate Model of Modern Science 3

Part II Gadamer's Concept of Play: Re-Conceiving the Process of Understanding

Chapter 2 Introducing the Key of Play 25

Chapter 3 Understanding Art: The Play of Work and Spectator 31

Chapter 4 The Play of Interlocutors: Understanding as Dialogue 49

Part III The Ethical Dimensions of Play

Chapter 5 The Ethical Conditions of Dialogic Play: Between I and Thou 75

Chapter 6 Genuine Play in Action: The Model of the Philosopher 99

Chapter 7 The Value of Genuine Play: Transition to Play as a Guide to Life 111

Chapter 8 Play and Practical Philosophy: Play as a Guide to Life 115

Part IV When Ethical Conditions are Lacking

Chapter 9 The Problem of Closedness 133

Chapter 10 Cultivating an Opening to Dialogue 139

Bibliography 149

Index 153

About the Author 161

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