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Contributions to Phenomenology

Gadamer on Tradition - Historical Context and the Limits of Reflection

Authors: Odenstedt, Anders

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  • Is the first book-length study of Gadamer s theory of context-dependence
  • Is interpretative, analytical and critical, rather than descriptive and synthesizing in character
  • Is relevant to philosophers, theologians, historians and art historians
  • Addresses an issue that has repercussions for many branches of contemporary philosophy
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This book discusses Gadamer's theory of context-dependence. Analytical and partly critical, the book also shows exegetical accuracy in the rendering of Gadamer's position. It explores the following questions that Gadamer's theory of context-dependence tries to answer: in what way is thought influenced by and thus dependent on its historical context? To what extent and in what way is the individual able to become reflectively aware of and emancipate himself from this dependence? The book takes Gadamer's wide interests into account, e.g. issues relating to the history of historiography and the nature of art and aesthetic experience. The problem of the context-dependence of thought is prominent in contemporary philosophy, including the fields of structuralism, post structuralism, deconstruction, certain forms of feminist philosophy and the philosophy of science. In this sense, the book discusses an issue with wide repercussions. 

About the authors

Anders Odenstedt received a PhD in Philosophy at Umeå University in Sweden in 2001. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, and also teaches aesthetics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå. Odenstedt's research concerns German phenomenology and hermeneutics, aesthetics and the history of philosophy. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gadamer on Tradition - Historical Context and the Limits of Reflection
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Phenomenology
Series Volume
90
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59558-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59558-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59556-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86650-5
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
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