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Gadamer and Hermeneutics

Science, Culture, Literature, 1st Edition

Edited by Hugh J. Silverman


328 pages

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This title, first published in 1991, opens with an account by Gadamer of his own life and work and their relation to the achievements of hermeneutics. Building upon the key theme of dialogue, Gadamer and Hermeneutics provides a series of essays, either linked Gadamer to other major contemporary philosophers or focusing on a given Gadamerian theme. This book will be of interest to students of literary theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction Hugh J. Silverman; Part 1: Gadamer/Gadamer; 1. Gadamer on Gadamer Hans-Georg Gadamer; Part 2: Plato/Heidegger/Gadamer; 2. Plato as Impulse and Obstacle in Gadamer’s Development of a Hermeneutical TheoryP. Christopher Smith 3. A Response to P. Christopher Smith R. Nicholas Davey; Part 3: Ricoeur/Gadamer; 4. Dialogue, Text, Narrative: Confronting Gadamer and Ricoeur Gary E. Aylesworth 5. The Dialectical Unity of Hermeneutics of Ricoeur and Gadamer Leonard Lawlor; Part 4: Barthes/Gadamer; 6. Reading the Text James Risser 7. Rereading Gadamer: A Response to James Risser Deborah Cook; Part 5: Derrida/Gadamer; 8. Beyond Seriousness and Frivolity: A Gadamerian Response to Deconstruction Gary B. Madison 9. L’Ecriture and Philosophical Hermeneutics Wayne J. Froman; Part 6: Habermas/Gadamer; 10. Answers to Critical Theory Graeme Nicholson 11. Modernity and Hermeneutics: A Critical-Theoretical Rejoinder Dieter Misgeld; Part 7: Metaphorical Hermeneutics; 12. Gadamer’s Metaphorical Hermeneutics Joel Weinsheimer 13. Whose Home is it Anyway? A Feminist Response to Gadamer’s Hermeneutics Robin Schott; Part 8: Science and Hermeneutics; 14. Hermeneutical Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Science Patrick A. Heelan 15. Beyond Realism and Idealism: A Response to Patrick A. Heelan Joseph J. Kockelmans; Part 9: Hermeneutics and the Text; 16. The Interpretative Text Vincent Descombes 17. Interpreting the Interpretative Text Hugh J. Silverman; Notes; Bibliography

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

This set reissues 27 books on literary theory originally published between 1965 and 1992. Top academics in the field examine different aspects of literary theory, including structuralism, post-structuralism, stylistics and semiotics, and approach these theories in a variety of ways. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature and literary theory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
PHILOSOPHY / Hermeneutics