Gadamer and the Transmission of History

Gadamer and the Transmission of History

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Observing that humans often deal with the past in problematic ways, Jerome Veith looks to philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer and his hermeneutics to clarify these conceptions of history and to present ways to come to terms with them. Veith fully engages Truth and Method as well as Gadamer's entire work and relationships with other German philosophers, especially Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger in this endeavor. Veith considers questions about language, ethics, cosmopolitanism, patriotism, self-identity, and the status of the humanities in the academy in this very readable application of Gadamer's philosophical more

Product details

  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 22mm | 399.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253015987
  • 9780253015983
  • 1,086,427

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"Jerome Veith is unique in presenting a performative analysis of how Gadamer appropriated the historical effect of three philosophers who were central to his thinking: Heidegger, Hegel, and Kant." -Lawrence K. Schmidt, author of Understanding Hermeneutics "[This] book should prove to be a valuable resource not only to philosophers interested in Gadamer's account of history but those of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger as well." -Notre Dame Philosophical Reviewsshow more

About Jerome Veith

Jerome Veith teaches at Seattle University. He is translator of The Heidegger Reader (IUP, 2009) and Gunter Figal's Aesthetics as Phenomenology (IUP, 2014).show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. From Structure to Task2. Historical Belonging as Finite Freedom3. The Infinity of the Dialogue4. New Critical Consciousness 5. The Bildung of CommunityConclusionNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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