Hans-Georg Gadamer

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[Revised entry by Jeff Malpas on August 22, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
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). Profoundly affected by the philosophy of Martin Heidegger (whose own influence on philosophical hermeneutics is pervasive despite Heidegger’s abandonment of the term in his later thought), Gadamer was trained in neo-Kantian…

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