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Contributions To Phenomenology

Hermeneutics and Its Problems

With Selected Essays in Phenomenology

Authors: Shpet, Gustav

Editors: Nemeth, Thomas (Ed.)

  • Features the first complete English translation of Hermeneutics and Its Problems, written by Russian philosopher Gustav Gustavovich Shpet
  • Includes translations of several key essays by Shpet that detail the development of his hermeneutic phenomenology
  • Features commentary that covers Shpet’s early intellectual trajectory from Marxism to Husserl to von Humboldt
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  • Due: March 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98941-9
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About this book

This book details a history of the methodology of textual interpretation from Ancient Greece to the 20th century. It presents a complete English translation of Hermeneutics and Its Problems, written by Russian philosopher Gustav Gustavovich Shpet, along with insightful commentary. Written in 1918, Shpet's text remained unpublished in its original Russian until the collapse of the Soviet Union. This engaging translation will be of value to anyone interested in early phenomenology, Russian intellectual history, as well as the divergence of phenomenology and the analytic philosophy of language.

The volume also features translations of five key essays written by Shpet. The first presents an extended elaboration of a non-egological conception of consciousness on Husserlian grounds that considerably predates the well-known arguments of early Sartre and Gurwitsch. The second details the rudiments of a phenomenological philosophy of history that traces a central theme back to Parmenides. The next two reveal Shpet’s abiding philosophical interest in combating skepticism and what he took to be the reigning neo-Kantian model by which philosophy is a handmaiden to mathematical physics. The final one features a terse statement of Shpet’s overall philosophical viewpoint, written during the early years of the Stalinist period.

Shpet offers an example of one facet of philosophy from a phenomenological viewpoint, demonstrating the progress as well as the deficiencies of successive eras along the historical journey. In doing so, he also gradually reveals the need for a theory of signs, interpretation, and understanding. This collection brings together key documents for assessing Shpet’s hermeneutic phenomenology and his perceived need to develop a phenomenological philosophy of language.   

About the authors

The author of numerous publications on Russian philosophy, Thomas  Nemeth has also translated Shpet’s 1914 treatise Appearance and Sense and Solov’ëv ’s Justification of the Moral Good, and has authored the comprehensive study Kant in Imperial Russia. He is presently a visiting scholar at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at NYU.

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eBook $89.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98941-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98940-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hermeneutics and Its Problems
Book Subtitle
With Selected Essays in Phenomenology
Authors
Editors
  • Thomas Nemeth
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
98
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98941-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98941-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98940-2
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 299
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