Gadamer and the Question of Understanding: Between Heidegger and Derrida

2016.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrian Costache, Gadamer and the Question of Understanding: Between Heidegger and Derrida, Lexington, 2016, 154pp., $80.00 (hbk),
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2016.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adrian Costache, Gadamer and the Question of Understanding: Between Heidegger and Derrida, Lexington, 2016, 154pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739185018. Reviewed by Lawrence K. Schmidt, Hendrix College "Actually both [Derrida and Nietzsche] speak and write in order to be understood."                                                  (Gadamer in Dialogue and Deconstruction, 57) Adrian Costache explicitly tells the reader he intends to resolve a paradox found in the scholarship concerning Hans-Georg Gadamer. On the one hand, as is discussed in part I, Gadamer is understood as the "urbanizer" (Habermas) and disciple of Heidegger. Philosophical hermeneutics is, in Gadamer's own words, a "'translation'" of Heidegger's philosophy into the realm of understanding in the humanities. On the other hand, Gadamer is understood as the "founding father" of philosophical hermeneutics, the culmination of hermeneutics, as. . .

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