Hermeneutics and Truth

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1118-9
Publication Date
July 1994
Page Count
255 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Hermeneutics and Truth

Brice R. Wachterhauser

The claim that all human thought involves "interpretation," that all human thought is in some way relative to a contingent context of cognitive, theoretical, practical, and aesthetic considerations, has become widely accepted, but waht we understand by "truth" and how we should best pursue it are questions raised with renewed force once a hermeneutical starting point has been embraced.  Brice R. Wachterhauser's collection Hermeneutics and Truth is an attempt to contribute to this concersation.  

No thinkers have wrestled with the issue of truth and interpretation in more illuminating ways for the Continental tradition of philosophy than Heidegger and Gadamer. Hermeneutics and Truth is a dual focus on Heidegger and Gadamer, but it concentrates primarily on Gadamer's efforts to think through the issue of truth for hermeneutics and only secondaily on Heidegger's thought on this issue. 
About the Author

Brice R. Wachterhauser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, and the editor of Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy.

"Gadamer's work remains the locus classicus of Continental thought in this area . . . This collection will be a classic reader." 

—Steven Watson, University of Notre Dame