Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato

This book is a virtual case study in the application of hermeneutical principles to illuminate philosophical texts The book contains translations of eight of Gadamer s best known essays on Plato.These studies, spanning a period of almost fifty years, are important not only for what they have to say concerning Plato, but also for what they reveal about the development an This book is a virtual case study in the application of hermeneutical principles to illuminate philosophical texts The book contains translations of eight of Gadamer s best known essays on Plato.These studies, spanning a period of almost fifty years, are important not only for what they have to say concerning Plato, but also for what they reveal about the development and insightfulness of Gadamer s hermeneutical theory of interpretation He aims at dialogue with Plato and achieves it Jeremiah P Conway, International Philosophical Quarterly A remarkable felicitous set of translations Martin Warner, Times Higher Education Supplement Gadamer is among the most eminent followers of Heidegger and rather accessible that most It is therefore a service to have these eight essays on Plato, dating from 1934 to 1974, translated competently into English Choice May be the best introduction to Gadamer yet published in this country W.G Regier, Modern Language Notes
Dialogue and Dialectic Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato This book is a virtual case study in the application of hermeneutical principles to illuminate philosophical texts The book contains translations of eight of Gadamer s best known essays on Plato These

  • Title: Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato
  • Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer P. Christopher Smith
  • ISBN: 9780300029833
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
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    Hans-Georg Gadamer P. Christopher Smith

    Hans Georg Gadamer was born February 11, 1900 in Marburg, Germany Arabic 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 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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    • Johann said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:00 PM

      I think those who's reading Gadamer's Truth and Method could consider this book as a reference to his interpretation of history of philosophy. In this book Gadamer depicted his hermeneutical reading to ancient Greek philosophy as well. Reading this book you would definitely get some insights from the great thinker if you are also interested in the topic.

    • Ian said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:00 PM

      I really enjoyed this one, but it is specifically on Plato's Republic (there may be one chapter on another dialogue, don't recall). So unless you're studying The Republic and Plato in tandem I would caution that it can be slow goings.

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