Gadamer: Between Heidegger and Habermas

Gadamer: Between Heidegger and Habermas

By: Ingrid H. Scheibler (author)Hardback

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One of the first book-length studies to examine Gadamer's relation to Heidegger in depth, Scheibler looks at the ways in which Gadamer positively appropriates central elements of Heidegger's work as well as the way he extends Heidegger's critique of Western metaphysics, avoiding and tacitly challenging some of the most problematical aspects of Heidegger's work. By examining two of the central concepts in Gadamer's work, tradition and language, and by analyzing Gadamer's relation to his mentor, Martin Heidegger, Sheibler successfully shows that far from being the conservative both modernist and post-modernist critics have accused him of being, Gadamer anticipates a number of concerns central to post-modern or post-structuralist thought.

About Author

Ingrid H. Scheibler is assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Note on Translation Part 3 Abbreviations Part 4 Introduction Part 5 The Modernist Left: Haberman's Critique of Gadamer I Chapter 6 Background to the Debate Chapter 7 Points of Agreement Chapter 8 Points of Disagreement Part 9 The Modernist Left: Haberman's Critique og Gadamer II Chapter 10 Haberman's Criticism of Gadamer: Tradition and Hermeneutical Reflection Chapter 11 Gadamer's Rehabilitation of the Concept of Tradition Chapter 12 A Defence Against the Charge of Subjectivism: Gadamer's Model of Dialogue Part 13 The Postmodern Critique: Vattimo's Reading of the Gadamer Chapter 14 Vattimo's Reading og Gadamer: The Soziales Einverstandnis Chapter 15 Soziales Eiverstandnis and the Linguisticality of Understanding Chapter 16 The Importance of Practical Judgement Part 17 Heidegger and the Cririque of the Traditional Concept of the Language Chapter 18 Metaphysics and the Question of Being: The Early Critique Chapter 19 The Turn to Language: The Position of Poetry Part 20 Gadamer's Appropriation of Heidegger: Languauge and the Achievement of Continuity Chapter 21 Language as Experience of the World Chapter 22 Language as Medium Chapter 23 Gadamer's Distance from Heidegger: Language as Self-Presentation and the Dialectical Concept of the Continuity Chapter 24 Against Languauge on the Model of Poetry: Language as Self-Presentation Chapter 25 Gadamer's Dialectical Conception of Continuity Part 26 Conclusion Part 27 Bibliography Part 28 Index Part 29 About the Author

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  • ISBN13: 9780847696963
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780847696963
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0847696960

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