By Hans-Georg Gadamer
A philosophical and old testomony to the 20th century, this quantity involves a wide-ranging sequence of interviews carried out in 1999/2000 among the then centenarian and his former assistant and affiliate of over thirty years, Riccardo Dottori. those ten dialogues distill and situate Gadamer's philosophy within the context of what has arguably been the bloodiest century in human heritage. during the interviews, Gadamer addresses-often critically-the paintings of a large choice of philosophers, together with Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Popper, Vico, Habermas, Rorty, and Derrida. He additionally elaborates on German philosophy through the Nazi interval; and, in a single of the extra attention-grabbing conversations, we're taken care of to a glimpse of Gadamer's own standpoint at the query of Heidegger's Nazism, together with a dialogue of the political impression that groovy philosopher's spouse, Elfirde, had on him that has a tendency to contradict such a lot different released debts. With the potential exception of his autobiography 1985, A Century of Philosophy is likely to be the main available expression of Gadamer's existence and paintings in English at the present time.
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This doesn't seem at all consistent with any kind of theory, be it a doctrine or a metaphysics. There is nous, of course, but that certainly doesn't mean that an existence follows from it; it's something that must always be there with our thinking and must always lead us in the conversation. : Is this how it is with the agathon as well, with the good? : The agathon is also a final end of this kind, yes. It's an expression for this thing that is never quite attainable. I think it is precisely what justifies hermeneutics.
Yet the meaning of our finitude doesn't exhaust itself in this alone. What I had already tried to show Heidegger in Marburg and later developed further in the Lisbon lecture and in other essays was, as I have already said, that the genuine meaning of our finitude or our "thrownness" consists in the fact that we become aware, not only of our being historically conditioned, but especially of our being conditioned by the other. Precisely in our ethical relation to the other, it becomes clear to us how difficult it is to do justice to the demands of the other or even simply to become aware of them.
For him, it was a question of his status as a layman — that is, of an argument that he directed against the priests, as you put it, and not against Christianity per se. Many years ago, in the fifties, when Calogero wanted to pose the question of dialogue in Italian culture and politics forcefully, he formulated the issue like this: If I begin a dialogue with someone — if it is meant to be a genuine dialogue — then I must presuppose that the other could also be right. I must therefore place my own conviction Utilitarianism, Pragmatism, Pluralism 47 in brackets.
A Century of Philosophy: Hans Georg Gadamer in Conversation with Riccardo Dottori by Hans-Georg Gadamer