Saturday, April 25, 2009
The reading is from Gadamer's most important and influential work, Truth and Method, pp.325-33. It may be found on our e-reserves site, under "Gadamer Truth and Method 5." As I said in class, although it is relatively short, this section is rich and full, and requires a careful reading and probably re-reading. What it offers is a clear and precise discussion of important aspects of four core concepts in Gadamer's hermeneutics: experience, questioning, open-ness, and conversation. In addition to coming to class ready to interpret and ask questions on all four concepts, I would like you to post on what you understand to be the substance and significance of at least one of them, and a question that would help you understand that concept further.