Fifty years after H.-G. Gadamer's "Truth and Method"

Some considerations on H.-G. Gadamer's main philosophical work

Edited by: Riccardo Dottori

The turning point occurred with Heidegger's hermeneutics of facticity saw a great flourishing in Gadamer's works. Hermeneutics becomes the philosophy that undermines the scientific parameters of modernity and it looks for an extra-metodica way that leads up to truth through the rediscovery of the cultural values of our European tradition that is art, taste and culture but above all, rhetoric, practical philosophy, and that particular form of judgment called phronesis, which expresses itself in the understanding of the other and in the dialogue. This sensitivity towards the values of tradition, which represents the authentic authority since it's the consent on which the civil society is based, cannot for Gadamer withdraw into itself but it must open itself to the intercultural dialogue as an ethical answer to the challenge of globalization. PLEASE NOTE: Only three of the book's twenty-two essays are in English language text. (Series: The Dialogue - Yearbook of Philosophical Hermeneutics - Vol. 5)


320 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902108