Who is Hans-Georg Gadamer?

Hans-Georg Gadamer is the decisive figure in the development of twentieth century hermeneutics—almost certainly eclipsing, in terms of influence and reputation, the other leading figures, including Paul Ricoeur, and also Gianni Vattimo (Vattimo was himself one of Gadamer’s students).

What is Gadamer’s philosophy?

Philosophy and the History of Philosophy Gadamer’s commitment to the historically conditioned character of understanding, coupled with the hermeneutic imperative that we engage with our historical situatedness, means that he takes philosophy to itself stand in a critical relation to the history of philosophy.

What do you think of Gadamer’s work with contemporary figures like Habermas?

His public debates with contemporary figures such as Habermas and Derrida, although they have not always lived up to Gadamer’s own ideals of hermeneutic dialogue (at least not in respect of Derrida), have provided clear evidence of Gadamer’s own commitment to such engagement.

What did Gadamer do at Leipzig?

At Leipzig, Gadamer served as dean of the Philology and History Department and the Philosophy Faculty, as well as director of the Psychology Institute and in 1946 became rector.

How old is Georg Gadamer now?

Gadamer received numerous awards and prizes including, in 1971, Knight of the ‘Order of Merit’—the highest academic honor awarded in Germany. Remaining intellectually active until the very end of his life (he held regular office hours even in his nineties), Gadamer died in Heidelberg on March 13, 2002, at the age of 102. 2.

Where can I find a bibliography of Gadamer’s work?

An extensive bibliography of Gadamer’s work, compiled by Richard E. Palmer, can be found in Hahn 1997, 555–602; Palmer’s bibliography is essentially a simplified version of Makita 1995.