Gadamer (Hardcover)

A Philosophical Portrait (Studies in Continental Thought)

By Donatella Di Cesare

Indiana University Press, 9780253007636, 233pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2013

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002), one of the towering figures of contemporary Continental philosophy, is best known for Truth and Method, where he elaborated the concept of "philosophical hermeneutics," a programmatic way to get to what we do when we engage in interpretation. Donatella Di Cesare highlights the central place of Greek philosophy, particularly Plato, in Gadamer's work, brings out differences between his thought and that of Heidegger, and connects him with discussions and debates in pragmatism. This is a sensitive and thoroughly readable philosophical portrait of one of the 20th century's most powerful thinkers.

About the Author

Donatella Di Cesare is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rome "La Sapienza." She is author of Grammatica dei tempi messianici and Ermeneutica della finitezza.Niall Keane is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Limerick.