Monday, May 4, 2009

Conducting vs being conducted

I thought it was really interesting that Gadamer talks about the conversation that conducts its subjects as being the conversation most worthy of spending time on. It goes along with what we've talked about earlier in the class about how the conversation guides by the subject of the question and the way of questioning. On top of the conversation that the subject conducts being most time-worthy, Gadamer says it's also the one that is most preferred by the interlocutors. Could this be because there is a playfulness to having the subject of the conversation guide itself through the language of the conversation?

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