The paperback version of Gadamer’s Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary, edited by Cynthia R. Nielsen and Greg Lynch is now available in paperback version, which means it is much more affordable. Below is a brief description of the book and the table of contents.
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Gadamer’s Truth and Method: A Polyphonic Commentary offers a fresh look at Gadamer’s magnum opus, Truth and Method, which was first published in German in 1960, translated into English in 1975, and is widely recognized as a ground-breaking text of philosophical hermeneutics. The volume features essays from fourteen scholars-both established and rising stars-each of which cover a portion of Truth and Method following the order of the text itself. The result is a robust, historically and thematically rich polyphonic reading of the text as a whole, valuable both for scholarship and teaching.
Table of Contents
The Basic Structure and Argument of Truth and Method, Jean Grondin
Chapter 1: Gadamer on the Significance of the Humanist Tradition for the Human Sciences, or: Truth and Edification, Theodore George
Chapter 2: Gadamer’s Astonishing Question: Engaging with Gadamer’s Critique of Kant’s Aesthetics, Nicholas Davey
Chapter 3: Re-claiming Art’s Claim to Truth, Daniel L. Tate
Chapter 4: Gadamer on Play as Ontological Explanation, Jessica Frazier
Chapter 5: Gadamer and the Plastic Arts, Cynthia R. Nielsen
Chapter 6: Schleiermacher’s Hermeneutics and Historical Meaning, Kevin M. Vander Schel
Chapter 7: Phenomenology’s Essential Role in the Hermeneutic Tradition, David Vessey
Chapter 8: The Historical Situation of Thought as a Hermeneutic Principle, Carolyn Culbertson
Chapter 9: The Recovery of the Fundamental Hermeneutic Problem, Application and Normativity, David Liakos
Chapter 10: The Finitude of Reflection, Greg Lynch
Chapter 11: Language as Medium of Hermeneutic Experience, Carlo DaVia
Chapter 12: Gadamer and the Concept of Language, Gert-Jan van der Heiden
Chapter 13: On Language and the Universality of Hermeneutics, James Risser