Gadamer's Repercussions: Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics

Synopsis

""Gadamer's Repercussions is a terrific collection of essays. While Gadamer is not the most precise of philosophers, he turns out, in this book at least, to be among the most generative. The essays prove that Gadamer's idealizing of dialogue can actually be put in practice by careful attention to the frameworks he addresses. I was most impressed by the essays that situate his ethics, his aesthetics, his relation to romanticism, his understanding of the relation of law and morality, his engagements with Fascism, and several aspects of his vexed relationship with postmodern thinking, especially on the possibility of dialogue."--Charles Altieri, author of "The Particulars of Rapture

"Gadamer is well known for his insistence that every reading is a new reading and every act of understanding a pathway to new understanding. Krajewski's carefully assembled volume applies these maxims to the understanding of Gadamer himself. By focusing on his intellectual and political background as well as his long-range influence and repercussions, the book opens new vistas for assessing one of the philosophical giants of the twentieth century."--Fred Dallmayr, author of "Dialogue Among Civilizations

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Richard E. Palmer
  • JÜrgen Habermas
  • Paul Malone
  • Richard Rorty
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2004