Sources of Hermeneutics

By Jean Grondin

Subjects: Hermeneutics
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791424667, 193 pages, July 1995
Hardcover : 9780791424650, 193 pages, July 1995

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Table of contents


1. From Metaphysics to Hermeneutics

2. The Task of Hermeneutics in Ancient Philosophy

3. Husserl's Silent Contribution to Hermeneutics

4. The Ethical and Young Hegelian Sources of Heidegger's Hermeneutics of Factivity

5. Prolegomena to an Understanding of Heidegger's Turn

6. On the Sources of Truth and Method

7. Gadamer and Augustine

8. Gadamer on Humanism

9. Humanism and the Hermeneutical Limits of Rationality

10. The Hermeneutics Intelligence of Language




This book provides an introduction to the historical sources of philosophical hermeneutics as it has come to fruition in the work of Heidegger and Gadamer.

Jean Grondin is Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Montreal; Fellow of the Killam Program of the Canada Council and of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation; Director of a Research project on Hermeneutics funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; and Member of the board of a number of journals.


"This book represents the best work in the field by one of the best thinkers in the area. Without question, Grondin is in many respects Gadamer's best intepreter. " — Stephen Watson, University of Notre Dame

"I like the clarity of this book, and I like its directness and well-articulated understanding of hermeneutics in Heidegger and Gadamer. It is the clearest and most readable scholarly book on the topic in English. " — Richard E. Palmer, MacMurray College