This title, first published in 1991, opens with an account by Gadamer of his own life and work and their relation to the achievements of hermeneutics. Building upon the key theme of dialogue, Gadamer and Hermeneutics provides a series of essays, either linked Gadamer to other major contemporary philosophers or focusing on a given Gadamerian theme. This book will be of interest to students of literary theory.

chapter |10 pages


ByHugh J. Silverman

part I|10 pages


chapter 1|8 pages

Gadamer on Gadamer

ByHans-Georg Gadamer, Birgit Schaaf, Gary E. Aylesworth

part II|40 pages


chapter 3|19 pages

A Response to P. Christopher Smith

ByR. Nicholas Davey

part III|30 pages


chapter 4|19 pages

Dialogue, Text, Narrative: Confronting Gadamer and Ricoeur

ByGary E. Aylesworth

chapter 5|9 pages

The Dialectical Unity of Hermeneutics: On Ricoeur and Gadamer

ByLeonard Lawlor

part IV|26 pages


chapter 6|13 pages

Reading the Text

ByJames Risser

chapter 7|11 pages

Rereading Gadamer: A Response to James Risser

ByDeborah Cook

part V|32 pages


chapter 9|13 pages

L’ecriture and Philosophical Hermeneutics

ByWayne J. Froman

part VI|30 pages


chapter 10|12 pages

Answers to Critical Theory

ByGraeme Nicholson

chapter 11|16 pages

Modernity and Hermeneutics: A Critical-Theoretical Rejoinder

ByDieter Misgeld

part VII|32 pages

Metaphorical Hermeneutics

chapter 12|21 pages

Gadamer’s Metaphorical Hermeneutics

ByJoel Weinsheimer

part VIII|34 pages

Science and Hermeneutics

chapter 14|16 pages

Hermeneutical Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Science

ByPatrick A. Heelan

chapter 15|16 pages

Beyond Realism and Idealism: A Response to Patrick A. Heelan

ByJoseph J. Kockelmans

part IX|32 pages

Hermeneutics and the Text

chapter 16|22 pages

The Interpretative Text

ByVincent Descombes

chapter 17|8 pages

Interpreting the Interpretative Text

ByHugh J. Silverman