CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY IV

GADAMER AND HERMENEUTICS

Edited, with an Introduction, by Hugh J. Silverman
Routledge, 1991




With the publication of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method in 1960, hermeneutics took a new turn -- extending its range to aesthetic, cultural, historical, literary, and borad philosophical questions. This volume looks at developments in Gadamerian hermeneutics in the thirty years since the publications of the philosopher's magnum opus.  
This fourth volume of the Continental Philosophy series opens with and 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 dialogical essays, pairs of essays either linking Gadamer to other major contemporary philosophers or focusing on a given Gadamerian theme. Each pair takes up a topic so as to shed special light on the hermeneutic process. Central to this volume are debates about the virtues of Gadamerian hermeneutics in contrast to aspects of the work of Heidegger, Ricoeur, Barthes, Derrida, and Habermas. The volume concludes with three dialogues around the major Gadamerian questions of metaphor, science, and the text.
The volume also contains a thorough bibliography of Gadamer's writings in English (with a listing of corresponding books published in German) and a full bibliography of writings in English on Gadamer and hermeneutics.


Table of Contents


IntroductionSmall Bar

Hugh J. Silverman

I. GADAMER/ GADAMER

Hans-Georg Gadamer
1. GADAMER ON GADAMER

II. PLATO/HEIDEGGER/GADAMER

P. Christopher Smith
2. PLATO AS IMPULSE AND OBSTACLE
IN GADAMER'S DEVELOPMENT OF
A HERMENEUTICAL THEORY

Nicholas Davey
3. A RESPONSE TO CHRISTOPHER SMITH

III. RICOEUR/GADAMER

Gary E. Aylesworth
4. DIALOGUE, TEXT, NARRATIVE:
CONFRONTING GADAMER AND RICOEUR

Leonard Lawlor
5. THE DIALECTICAL UNITY OF HERMENEUTICS:
ON RICOEUR AND GADAMER

IV. BARTHES/GADAMER

James Risser
6. READING THE TEXT

Deborah Cook
7. REREADING GADAMER:
A RESPONSE TO JAMES RISSER

 

V. DERRIDA/GADAMER

Gary B. Madison
8. BEYOND SERIOUSNESS AND FRIVOLITY:
A GADAMERIAN RESPONSE TO DECONSTRUCTION

Wayne J. Froman
9. L'ECRITURE AND PHILOSOPHICAL HERMENEUTICS


VI. HABERMAS/GADAMER

Graeme Nicholson
10. ANSWERS TO CRITICAL THEORY

Dieter Misgeld
11. MODERNITY AND HERMENEUTICS:
A CRITICAL-THEORETICAL REJOINDER


VII. METAPHORICAL HERMENEUTICS

Joel Weinsheimer
12. GADAMER'S METAPHORICAL HERMENEUTICS

Robin Schott
13. WHOSE HOME IS IT ANYWAY?:
A FEMINIST RESPONSE TO GADAMER'S HERMENEUTICS

VIII. SCIENCE AND HERMENEUTICS

Patrick A. Heelan
14. HERMENEUTICAL PHENOMENOLOGY AND
THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Joseph J. Kockelmans
15. BEYOND REALISM AND IDEALISM:
A RESPONSE TO PATRICK HEELAN

IX. HERMENEUTICS AND THE TEXT

Vincent Descombes
16. THE INTERPRETATIVE TEXT

Hugh J. Silverman
17. INTERPRETING THE INTERPRETATIVE TEXT


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