Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato

Hans-Georg Gadamer P. Christopher Smith


Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato

Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato

  • Title: Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato
  • Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer P. Christopher Smith
  • ISBN: 9780300029833
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback



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


Recent Comments "Dialogue and Dialectic: Eight Hermeneutical Studies on Plato"

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.

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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