Hans-Georg Gadamer: A Biography

Hans-Georg Gadamer: A Biography

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Hans-Georg Gadamer 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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DFR More than 1 year ago
This is not a great biography, work of history, or literature. Writing a biography of a philosopher is not easy, but Grodin did pull it off successfully. Here are the detail comments: 1. This work is strong in using the sources to create a story 2. You get a good feel for Gadamer's professional career and his relations with his academic contemporaries 2. Not a great personal biog. Almost nothing about Gadamer's personal life, relations with his wife, children, and his place in a very turbulent time in Germany's history. Grodin knew Gadamer personally so I expected more, but then Gadamer must not have been a personable guy. 3. Not a great philosophical biog. Minimal on Gadamer's philosophy. See Grodin's other books for this. 4. A dismal review of German history during the dramatic times of Wiemar, Nazi Germany, and Post-WWII. Grodin is definitely not a historian