Hans-Georg Gadamer

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Hans-Georg Gadamer
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Wassili Lepanto and Hans-Georg Gadamer, c. 2000
Born (1900-02-11)February 11, 1900
Marburg, German Empire
Died March 13, 2002(2002-03-13) (aged 102)
Heidelberg, Germany
Alma mater University of Breslau
University of Marburg (PhD, 1922)
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
Institutions University of Marburg (1928–1938)
Leipzig University (1938–1948)
Goethe University Frankfurt (1948–1949)
University of Heidelberg (1949–2002)
Main interests
Notable ideas

Hans-Georg Gadamer (German: [ˈɡaːdamɐ]; February 11, 1900 – March 13, 2002) was a German philosopher. His philosophy was about the continental tradition. He was best known for his 1960 magnum opus Truth and Method (Wahrheit und Methode) on hermeneutics.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jeff Malpas, Hans-Helmuth Gande (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics, Routledge, 2014, p. 259.
  2. Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Towards a phenomenology of ritual and language", in Lawrence Kennedy Schmidt (ed.), Language and Linguisticality in Gadamer's Hermeneutics, Lexington Books, 2000, p. 30; James Hans, "Hans-Georg Gadamer and Hermeneutic Phenomenology," Philosophy Today 22 (1978), 3–19.

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