Das Problem des historischen Bewußtseins 978-3-16-147590-0 - Mohr Siebeck
Philosophy

Hans-Georg Gadamer

Das Problem des historischen Bewußtseins

Übers. v. Tobias N. Klass

[The Problem of the Historical Consciousness. By Hans-Georg Gadamer. Translated into German by Tobias Nikolaus Klass.]

2001. 55 pages.
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This book is a concise introduction to Gadamer's main work, Truth and Method. Gadamer describes the origin of historical consciousness in the development of the Geisteswissenschaften (humanities), and uses this as the foundation for a rough outline of his own hermeneutics. His historical reconstruction leads him from German romanticism to German idealism, in this case mainly Schleiermacher and Hegel, from Droysen and Dilthey to Heidegger. The logic of the argumentation is along the same lines as that in Truth and Method, but in this work the language is terser. This lecture, given shortly after the completion of Truth and Method and conceived as a way of presenting his new approach to a French public, can be seen as an introduction to Gadamer's thought and at the same time as a short version of his main work.
This book is a concise introduction to Gadamer's main work, Truth and Method. Gadamer describes the origin of historical consciousness in the development of the Geisteswissenschaften (humanities), and uses this as the foundation for a rough outline of his own hermeneutics. His historical reconstruction leads him from German romanticism to German idealism, in this case mainly Schleiermacher and Hegel, from Droysen and Dilthey to Heidegger. The logic of the argumentation is along the same lines as that in Truth and Method, but in this work the language is terser. This lecture, given shortly after the completion of Truth and Method and conceived as a way of presenting his new approach to a French public, can be seen as an introduction to Gadamer's thought and at the same time as a short version of his main work.
Authors/Editors

Hans-Georg Gadamer Hans G. Gadamer, (1900–2002); 1918–19 Studium der Philosophie in Breslau; 1919–22 Studium in Marburg; 1922 Promotion bei Paul Natorp; 1928 Habilitation bei Martin Heidegger; 1928–37 Privatdozent für Philosophie in Marburg; 1937 a.o. Professor in Marburg; 1939 Ruf nach Leipzig; 1945 Dekan der philosophischen Fakultät in Leipzig, 1946 Rektor der Universität Leipzig; 1947 Ruf nach Frankfurt am Main; 1949 Ruf nach Heidelberg; 1951 Mitglied der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften; 1968 Emeritierung und Präsident der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften; Weiterführung der Lehrtätigkeit, auch in Amerika und Italien.

Tobias Nikolaus Klass Geboren 1965; Studium der Philosophie, Literaturwissenschaft und Erziehungswissenschaft in Berlin, Hamburg, Paris und Berkeley; 2000 Promotion; Junior-Professor am Philosophischen Seminar der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Dialogo Filosofico — Jg.52 (2002), S. 190f
In: Anuario Filosofico — 2002, H.35, S. 523 (Nur Bibliographie)