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Beyond Being: Gadamer's Post-Platonic Hermeneutic Ontology
by Brice Wachterhauser
Northwestern University Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-8101-1584-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-1583-5
Library of Congress Classification B3248.G34W33 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 193

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hans Georg-Gadamer is best known in the English-speaking world for his major work on philosophical hermeneutics, Truth and Method; he has also written extensively on the subject of Plato. Most commentators on Gadamer's work therefore view Gadamer either as a historian of philosophy or as a philosopher in his own right, critically engaged in the philosophical issues of our time.

In Beyond Being, Brice R. Wachterhauser contends that this perceived bifurcation in Gadamer's work oversimplifies and distorts important parts of Gadamer's thought. Wachterhauser argues that only by viewing Gadamer's contribution to philosophy as an integrated whole and by reading Gadamer's hermeneutical studies in light of his Plato studies are we able to avoid certain key misunderstandings of Gadamer, as well as to comprehend more clearly the radical implications of Gadamer's thought.

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