Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Fusion of Horizons
Gadamer continues his discussion of questioning in Truth and Method. He talks about the fusion of horizons. Gadamer talks about the way in which understanding comes from questioning, so he tries to show how one must bring the historical into the present. He calls this action the fusion of horizons. This is the first place that the fusion of horizons has been mentioned in class. It's a really interesting concept, especially considering that questioning must take place in order to come to a place in the conversation where the horizons of both interlocutors may fuse.