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Book Title: Truth and Method|
The author of the book: Hans-Georg Gadamer
ISBN 13: 9780826405852
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Date of issue: June 1st 2004
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Not to be recommended to the casual reader. By any stretch. Specialists only.
Here’s a few reasons why you’ll wanna pass ::
You want a text address’d to you in your average everydayness sitting at the lunch counter at the local Diner.
Do you know the names Schleiermacher or Dilthey? Those are the famous thinkers discussed.
You believe that the Method of (emperico-naturalistico-quantito) science is the very finest and last arbiter of Truth.
You don’t already know what the ‘hermeneutic circle’ is and why it’s important to get into it in the right way.
You haven’t read Being and Time, which is a better work anyway.
You know enough to know that reading Paul Ricoeur is much more enjoyable and just as enlightening.
You’re not really interested in, to borrow that Ricoeur phrase, understanding Yourself as Another. And you don’t want your horizon to merge with the horizon of another.
You think Wirkungsgeschichtlichesbewusstsein is not a word.
You know absolutely nothing about nineteenth century German Geisteswissenschaften, nor about the various projects to legitimate them in the manner Kant did for the Naturwissenschaften.
You don’t like to see a discussion on legal hermeneutics following a discussion of biblical hermeneutics. On equal planes.
You laugh at people who say ‘science’ but don’t have a pocket protector ; and who say ‘science’ but don’t measure things.
That is to say you think ‘science’ means ‘measuring’ and not ‘knowledge.’
You don’t really understand understanding. But this is important, so you really should read Being and Time.
No but seriously, don’t go swinging casually at this thing. It’s important. And it would certainly clarify a lot of misuse of swinging words like ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’, but probably if you’ve not already started down that road and are a very far distance down that road, you’ll want to pick up something of a different size. Meanwhile, for the curious, I recommend looking into the article at the Stanford :: HERE.
Not recommended. But really you should know it.
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Read information about the authorHans-Georg Gadamer was born February 11, 1900 in Marburg, Germany.
(Arabic: هانز جورج غادامير)
Gadamer showed an early aptitude for studies in philosophy and after receiving his doctoral degree in 1922 he went on to work directly under Martin Heidegger for a period of five years. This had a profound and lasting effect on Gadamer's philosophical progression.
Gadamer was a teacher for most of his life, and published several important works: Truth and Method is considered his magnum opus. In this work Heidegger's notion of hermeneutics is seen clearly: hermeneutics is not something abstract that one can pick up and leave at will, but rather is something that one does at all times. To both Heidegger and to Gadamer, hermeneutics is not restricted to texts but to everything encountered in one's life.
Gadamer is most well-known for the notion of a horizon of interpretation, which states that one does not simply interpret something, but that in the act of interpretation one becomes changed as well. In this way, he takes some of the notions from Heidegger's Being and Time, notably that which Heidegger had to say about prejudgements and their role in interpreting and he turns them into a more positive notion: Gadamer sees every act and experience (which is a hermeneutical experience to a Gadamerian) as a chance to call into question and to change those prejudgements, for in the horizon of interpretation those prejudgements are not forever fixed.
Gadamer is considered the most important writer on the nature and task of hermeneutics of the 20th century, which was still widely considered a niche within Biblical studies until Truth and Method was widely read and discussed.
He died at the age of 102 in Heidelberg (March, 2002).
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