However, the printing of this edition of the book is so poor that I wanted to issue a brief warning to those considering purchasing it. Published when Gadamer was sixty, it gathers the ripe fruit of a lifetime's reading, teaching, and thinking. Excellent philosophical book of aesthetics. Philosophical Hermeneutics, 30th Anniversary Edition, Being and Time: A Revised Edition of the Stambaugh Translation (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy), Being and Time (Harper Perennial Modern Thought), Hermeneutics and the Human Sciences: Essays on Language, Action and Interpretation (Cambridge Philosophy Classics), After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition, Holy Spirit: Ancient Christian Traditions, The, Teaching Christianity (Vol.  Hans-Georg Gadamer was born on 11 February 1900 and died on 13 March 2002. Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition. Please try again. The file will be sent to your email address. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Gadamer, Hans Georg, 1900-. Gadamer died on March 13, 2002 in Heidelberg, while recovering from heart surgery. In reaction to Gadamer, the critic E. D. Hirsch reasserted a traditionalist approach to interpretation (following Dilthey and Schleiermacher), seeing the task of interpretation as consisting of reconstructing the intentions of the original author of a text. Is Gadamer's most influential work, his magnum opus. Gadamer's Truth and Method is a long, dense, and richly informative effort to find a solid and rational basis for understanding in the human sciences or Geistenwissenschaften. The book is powerful, exciting, but undeniably difficult. I/11) (The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century). Please try your request again later. Gadamer proceeds from the observation that efforts to adapt experimental methods used in the natural sciences, as well as sophisticated statistical models employed with less success but with just as much commitment to rigor in economics and related disciplines are, by their very nature, ill-suited to his objective. If, somehow, you have the urge to read a theory on interpretation (with all of its philosophical ruminations), Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2015. It may takes up to 1-5 minutes before you received it. Whether or not he succeeds is inevitably a judgment call, but I'm inclined to view his efforts as fruitful, providing a persuasive methodological foundation for research in disciplines wherein well-informed interpretation necessarily takes the place of model building and testing. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. You can write a book review and share your experiences. I have given the actual book 5 stars because it is a seminal work in the field of hermeneutics; I don't believe that a book should be given a poor rating based on its printing rather than its actual content. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. From this I have been able to gain a unquie insight to legal interpretation when compared to my peers. Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2012. Briefly, my beef with this printing is as follows: Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2010, I picked up a copy of Gadamer's Truth and Method after having a discussion with a PhD student about their thesis. Furthermore as an up and coming academic it has helped me to put into prespective H.L.A Hart's "The Concept of Law.". Gadamer's Truth and Method is a long, dense, and richly informative effort to find a solid and rational basis for understanding in the human sciences or Geistenwissenschaften. Nevertheless, Gadamer persists. There's a problem loading this menu right now. He was the author, most notably, of Truth and Method, and, more recently, of The Beginning of Philosophy and The Beginning of Knowledge. The file will be sent to your email address. Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2012. Please try again. Gadamer is, of course, correct, though he puts himself in a position that die-hard proponents of quantitative techniques and the mathematical expression of lawfulness judge to be hopelessly problematic. The purpose of the treatise on understanding is 'what takes place above our thinking and doing', in other words, the constitutive events in art, literature and ethics. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The file will be sent to your Kindle account. An astonishing synthesis of literary criticism, philosophy, theology, the theory of law and classical scholarship, it is undoubtedly one of the most important texts in twentieth century philosophy. Truth And Method. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gadamer, Hans-Georg, 1900-2002. Publisher. Truth and Method is one of the two or three most important works of this century on the philosophy of humanistic studies. I liked my copy so much that i bought one for a friend. 1975. This is a good book about philosophy but it's a long time since I read it. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. New York : Seabury Press. Bloomsbury Academic; Revised edition (December 7, 2004), Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2012. It may take up to 1-5 minutes before you receive it. Finally, Truth and Method was published in English in 1975. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2015. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Unable to add item to List. I am a third year undergrad, and decided to read what Gadamer had said about law, along with the interpretation of theology. I am reading this book (truth and method )now. Publication date. Truth and Method is regarded as Gadamer's magnum opus, and has influenced many philosophers and sociologists, notably Jürgen Habermas. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Topics. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. He continued to teach and lecture internationally and in Germany into his one-hundredth year. An astonishing synthesis of literary criticism, philosophy, theology, the theory of law and classical scholarship, it is undoubtedly one of the most important texts in twentieth century philosophy. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Humanities -- Methodology. Truth and method. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method is a result of sixty years of reflection on the nature of the hermeneutic experience and an exemplary document of lucid and fascinating scholarship. Today he is recognized as the preeminent voice for philosophical hermeneutics. New York : Seabury Press,  (OCoLC)609721658 Online version: It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Truth and method. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Truth and Method A Continuum book: Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer: Editors: Hans-Georg Gadamer, Garrett Barden, John Cumming, Seabury Press: Translated by: … Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. by. Please try again. Something went wrong. Is Gadamer's most influential work, his magnum opus.