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Truth and Method


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Translator's Preface Introduction Foreword Part I: The Question of Truth as it Emerges in the Experience of Art 1. Transcending the Aesthetic Dimension 2. The Ontology of the Work of Art and its Hermeneutic Significance Part II: The Extension of the Question of Truth to Understanding in the Human Sciences 3. Historical Preparation 4. Elements of a Theory of Hermeneutic Experience Part III: The Ontological Shift of Hermeneutics Guided by Language 5. Language and Hermeneutics Appendices and Supplements Afterword Subject Index Author Index.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer's magnum opus, in which he explores the historical roots of human understanding.

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Hans-Georg Gadamer was born on 11 February 1900 and died on 13 March 2002. He was the author, most notably, of Truth and Method, and, more recently, of The Beginning of Philosophy and The Beginning of Knowledge.


Truth and Method is a landmark work of 20th century thought...[it] is one of the two or three most important works of this century on the philosophy of humanistic studies...Truth and Method reinforces an insight that is threatened with oblivion in our swiftly changing age...The volume is Gadamer's magnum opus, the comprehensive and integrated statement of his rich and penetrating reflections. The translators have rendered Truth and Method with accuracy, which helps contemporary American readers understand Gadamer more fully. The material is powerful...The translation is readable and often powerfully eloquent as Gadamer's German, providing a bridge, not an obstacle, between Gadamer and his readers. * SirReadaLot.org *

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