Ethics in the Light of Hermeneutical Philosophy

Morality between (Self-)Reflection and Social Obligations

By Andrzej Przylebski

The hermeneutic turn of philosophy, initiated by Dilthey and Heidegger, led to a reevaluation of understanding of the classical disciplines of philosophy, from ontology and epistemology to aesthetics and ethics. The cognitive importance of these disciplines have been relativized to the cultural conditions in which they operate. With regard to ethics, it does not lead to the creation of some new "hermeneutic ethics," but to the hermeneutic approach to ethics which underlines the value of existing morality and reduces the pretensions of philosophical ethics to universal validity. This book presents it on the ground of a solid and innovatory analysis of ethical considerations of Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Guenter Abel. (Series: Philosophy: Research and Science / Philosophie: Forschung und Wissenschaft, Vol. 46) [Subject: Philosophy, Religious Studies, Ethics]


Publication Date: 7/5/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643908971


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