Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy

Edited by Brice R. Wachterhauser

Paperback : 9780887062964, 512 pages, November 1986
Hardcover : 9780887062957, 512 pages, November 1986

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Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy is a collection of interpretive and critical essays on philosophical hermeneutics, focusing on the seminal work of Heidegger and Gadamer. The anthology brings together classic pieces in the field that previously were widely scattered and includes new articles that shed light on much-debated issues in contemporary hermeneutics. Along with essays by Habermas and Gadamer, it features works by Paul Ricoeur, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Richard Bernstein, David Hoy, Reiner Wiehl, Marjorie Grene, Gianni Vattimo, Merold Westphal, John Caputo, Kathleen Wright, Charles Larmore, and Brice Wachterhauser.

Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy provides both an excellent introduction to the field and a useful commentary on its current state.