Gadamer and the Transmission of History

Gadamer and the Transmission of History

Jerome Veith
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-01598-3
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Observing that humans often deal with the past in problematic ways, Jerome Veith looks to philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer and his hermeneutics to clarify these conceptions of history and to present ways to come to terms with them. Veith fully engages Truth and Method as well as Gadamer's entire work and relationships with other German philosophers, especially Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger in this endeavor. Veith considers questions about language, ethics, cosmopolitanism, patriotism, self-identity, and the status of the humanities in the academy in this very readable application of Gadamer's philosophical practice.

Author Bio

Jerome Veith teaches at Seattle University. He is translator of The Heidegger Reader (IUP, 2009) and Günter Figal's Aesthetics as Phenomenology (IUP, 2014).


“Jerome Veith is unique in presenting a performative analysis of how Gadamer appropriated the historical effect of three philosophers who were central to his thinking: Heidegger, Hegel, and Kant. ”
 — Lawrence K. Schmidt, author of Understanding Hermeneutics

“[This] book should prove to be a valuable resource not only to philosophers interested in Gadamer's account of history but those of Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger as well.”
 — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1. From Structure to Task
2. Historical Belonging as Finite Freedom
3. The Infinity of the Dialogue
4. New Critical Consciousness
5. The Bildung of Community

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