Gadamer's Repercussions: Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- University of California Press
Certainly one of the key German philosophers of the twentieth century, Hans-Georg Gadamer also influenced the study of literature, art, music, sacred and legal texts, and medicine. Indeed, while much attention has been focused on Gadamer's writings about ancient Greek and modern German philosophy, the relevance of his work for other disciplines is only now beginning to be properly considered and understood. In an effort to address this slant, this volume brings together many prominent scholars to assess, re-evaluate, and question Hans-Georg Gadamer's works, as well as his place in intellectual history. The book includes a recent essay by Gadamer on "the task of hermeneutics," as well as essays by distinguished contributors including Jürgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, Gerald Bruns, Georgia Warnke, and many others. The contributors situate Gadamer's views in surprising ways and show that his writings speak to a range of contemporary debatesfrom constitutional questions to issues of modern art. A controversial final section attempts to uncover and clarify Gadamer's history in relation to National Socialism. More an investigation and questioning than a celebration of this venerable and profoundly influential philosopher, this collection will become a catalyst for any future rethinking of philosophical hermeneutics, as well as a significant starting place for rereading and reviewing Hans-Georg Gadamer.
About the Author
Bruce Krajewski is Professor and Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University. He is the author, with Richard Heinemann, of Gadamer on Celan: "Who Am I and Who Are You?" and Other Essays (1997), Traveling with Hermes: Hermeneutics and Rhetoric (1992), and, with Doug Parker, A Brefe Dialoge bitwene a Christen Father and his stobborne Sonne: The First Protestant Catechism Published in English (1999).
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction. From Word to Concept: The Task of Hermeneutics as PhilosophyHans-Georg Gadamer, translated by Richard E. PalmerI. GADAMER'S INFLUENCE1. After Historicism, Is Metaphysics Still Possible? On Hans-Georg Gadamer’s 100th BirthdayJürgen Habermas, translated by Paul Malone2. Being That Can Be Understood Is LanguageRichard Rorty3. On the Coherence of Hermeneutics and Ethics: An Essay on Gadamer and LevinasGerald L. Bruns4. Gadamer and RomanticismAndrew Bowie5. Literature, Law, and MoralityGeorgia Warnke6. A Critique of Gadamer’s AestheticsMichael KellyII. GADAMER AND DIALOGUE7. On Dialogue: To Its Cultured DespisersDonald G. Marshall8. Gadamer’s Philosophy of Dialogue and Its Relation to the Postmodernism of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and StraussRonald Beiner9. Meaningless Hermeneutics?Joel WeinsheimerIII. GADAMER IN QUESTION10. Radio Nietzsche, or, How to Fall Short of PhilosophyGeoff Waite11. The Art of Allusion: Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Philosophical Interventions under National SocialismTeresa Orozco, translated by Jason Gaiger12. On the Politics of Gadamerian Hermeneutics: A Response to Orozco and WaiteCatherine H. Zuckert13. The Protection of the Philosophical Form: Response to ZuckertTeresa Orozco, translated by Paul Malone14. Salutations: Response to ZuckertGeoff WaiteContributorsIndex