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Hermeneutics and the Humanities

Hermeneutics and the Humanities: Dialogues with Hans-Georg Gadamer / Hermeneutik und die Geisteswissenschaften: Im Dialog mit Hans-Georg Gadamer

Madeleine Kasten, Herman Paul and Rico Sneller (Eds.)
05 July 2012
Published by Leiden University Press

Hans-Georg Gadamer’s  Wahrheit und Methode (1960) is one of the most influential books on interpretation to have appeared in the past half a century. Scholars across the humanities have applied, discussed, and criticized its hermeneutical insights. This volume aims to continue this conversation between hermeneutics and the humanities, but also tries to map Gadamer’s influence on the humanities so far. In which domains of study has  Wahrheit und Methodemade its greatest impact? Where and for which reasons have other disciplines hardly engaged with Gadamer’s work?

In a more programmatic sense, the volume also suggests some possibilities for further interaction between Gadamer and the humanities. Written by an international team of authors, this bilingual collection of essays (English and German) is essential reading for scholars throughout the humanities interested in issues of methodology, theory, and philosophy.

Madeleine Kasten, Herman Paul, and Rico Sneller are lecturers in the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University. 

230 pp. | € 49,50

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