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Truth and Method

Truth and Method

  • Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1780936001
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 640
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Truth and Method is a landmark work of 20th century thought which established Hans Georg-Gadamer as one of the most important philosophical voices of the 20th Century. In this book, Gadamer established the field of 'philosophical hermeneutics': exploring the nature of knowledge, the book rejected traditional quasi-scientific approaches to establishing cultural meaning that were prevalent after the war. In arguing the 'truth' and 'method' acted in opposition to each other, Gadamer examined the ways in which historical and cultural circumstance fundamentally influenced human understanding. It was an approach that would become hugely influential in the humanities and social sciences and remains so to this day in the work of Jurgen Habermas and many others.

EPZ Truth and Method

EPZ Truth and Method

  • Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer,Joel Weinsheimer,Donald G. Marshall
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9780826476975
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 601
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Written in the 1960s, TRUTH AND METHOD is Gadamer's magnum opus. Looking behind the self-consciousness of science, he discusses the tense relationship between truth and methodology. In examining the different experiences of truth, he aims to "present the hermeneutic phenomenon in its fullest extent.

Consequences of Hermeneutics

Consequences of Hermeneutics

Fifty Years After Gadamer's Truth and Method

  • Author: Jeff Malpas,Santiago Zabala
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810126869
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 410
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Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the most important philosophical works in the 20th century with essays by most of the leading figures in contemporary hermeneutic theory.

The European Modernity

The European Modernity

Science, Truth, and Method

  • Author: J. P. Singh Uberoi,Nolan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 143
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This Book Begins With An Exploration Of The Origins Of Modernity In European Science And Religion And Proceeds To A Discussion Of The End Of Modernity.

Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy

Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy

  • Author: Brice R. Wachterhauser
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780887062957
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 506
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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 articles that shed light on issues in contemporary hermeneutics.

Feminism and Method

Feminism and Method

Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research

  • Author: Nancy A. Naples
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134568142
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research. By linking important feminist theoretical debates with case studies, Naples illustrates the strategies she developed for resolving the challenges posed be postmodern, Third World, postcolonial, and queer studies.

Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology

Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology

  • Author: Diogenes Allen,Eric O. Springsted
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664252083
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 308
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Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. This new anthology provides primary texts undergirding Diogenes Allen's earlier work, Philosophy for Understanding Theology, making for a valuable theological resource.

The Saving Lie

The Saving Lie

Truth and Method in the Social Sciences

  • Author: F. G. Bailey
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812201183
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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This book explores the distinction between selflessness and self-interestedness, between acting for one's own advantage and acting, even when disadvantageous, for reasons of duty or conscience. This apparently straightforward contrast (exemplified in the difference between rational-choice models in economics and holistic models in social anthropology) is a source of confusion. This is so, F. G. Bailey argues, because people polarize and essentialize both actors and actions and uphold one or the other side of the contrast as concrete reality, as the truth about how the social world works. The task of The Saving Lie is to show that both versions are convenient fictions, with instrumental rather than ontological significance: they are not about truth but about power. At best they are tools that enable us to make sense of our experience; at the same time they are weapons we deploy to define situations and thus exercise control. Bailey says that both models fail the test of empiricism: they can be at once immensely elegant and quite remote from anyone's experience in the real world. And since both models are "saving lies," we should accept them as necessities, but only to the extent they are useful, and we should constantly remind ourselves of their limitations. The wrong course, according to Bailey, is to promote one model to the total exclusion of the other. Instead, we should take care to examine systematically the rhetoric used to promote these models not only in intellectual discourse but also in defining situations in everyday life. The book strongly and directly advocates a point of view that combines skepticism with a determination to anchor abstract argument in evidence. It is argumentative; it invites confrontation; yet it leaves many doors open for further thought.

The Future of Differences

The Future of Differences

Truth and Method in Feminist Theory

  • Author: Susan J. Hekman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745667082
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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This key work addresses one of the most central and controversial issues in contemporary feminist theory: the problem of difference.