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Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002), one of many towering figures of latest Continental philosophy, is better recognized for fact and strategy, the place he elaborated the idea that of "philosophical hermeneutics," a programmatic strategy to get to what we do once we interact in interpretation. Donatella Di Cesare highlights the important position of Greek philosophy, rather Plato, in Gadamer's paintings, brings out modifications among his inspiration and that of Heidegger, and connects him with discussions and debates in pragmatism. this can be a delicate and punctiliously readable philosophical portrait of 1 of the 20 th century’s strongest thinkers.

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Gadamer : a philosophical portrait

Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002), one of many towering figures of up to date Continental philosophy, is better identified for fact and procedure, the place he elaborated the idea that of "philosophical hermeneutics," a programmatic solution to get to what we do once we interact in interpretation. Donatella Di Cesare highlights the relevant position of Greek philosophy, really Plato, in Gadamer's paintings, brings out adjustments among his idea and that of Heidegger, and connects him with discussions and debates in pragmatism.

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81 The disappearance of any hope for a reunification of Germany, and the gradual acceptance of the logic of the Cold War, came together to make Gadamer’s situation in Leipzig even more untenable. 82 In September he had decided to accept a chair offered to him by the University of Frankfurt. One last event confirmed this decision for him. On November 7, 1947, when he returned briefly to Leipzig for the formal handover of his position, he was arrested by the military police. The reason is not known, and the incident retained a Kafkaesque halo; it was probably a matter of revenge for his resignation (PA 111–114/ PL 133–135).

The planned title became the subtitle, and Gadamer’s magnum opus became Truth and Method. 91 Truth and Method, the work Gadamer completed very late, nevertheless became the starting point of all his subsequent thought. 92 But the collected bibliography of his writing compiled by Etsuro Makita (b. 1961) shows that the ten volumes include only a part of his publications. Gadamer loved the form of impromptu speech, which allowed him to dialogue with others, even if the others were a crowd of hundreds.

See the letter to Heidegger from April 17, 1929, in Gadamer, “Sechs Briefe an Heidegger aus der Marburger Zeit,” 27–32. 24. See Gadamer, “Der aristotelische ‘Protreptikos’ und die entwicklungsgeschichtliche Betrachtung der aristotelischen Ethik” (1927), GW5 164–185. 25. See Gadamer, “Sechs Briefe an Heidegger aus der Marburger Zeit,” 21–25. 26. See in this volume chapter 2, part 3. 27. See the letters to Heidegger from October 2, 1928; October 18, 1928; and April 17, 1929, in Gadamer, “Sechs Briefe an Heidegger aus der Marburger Zeit,” 21, 23, and 29.

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