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HANS-GEORG GADAMER: A BIOGRAPHY - Scarce Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Gadamer, Hans-Georg (Subject) & Grondin, Jean (Author)

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ISBN 10: 0300098413 / ISBN 13: 9780300098419
Published by New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003
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1st Printing. 478 pages. Published in 2003. Landmark biography on subject. One of the finest intellectual biographies of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original by a University Press. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jean Grondin's "Hans-Georg Gadamer" in a felicitous English translaiton. The very first full-length biography of Hans-Georg Gadamer. "One of the greatest philosophers of our era. He was also at the center of some of the century's darkest, most complex historical events, for he chose to remain in his native Germany in the 1930's, neither supporting Hitler nor actively opposing him, but negotiating instead an un-political position that allowed him to continue his philosophical work. In this magisterial book, Jean Grondin appraises Gadamer's life and achievement. Drawing on countless interviews with Gadamer and his contemporaries, Gadamer's personal correspondence, and extensive archival research, Grondin traces Gadamer's life as an academician and the development of his ideas, placing them in the context of his times. He sheds light on the genesis and accomplishment of Gadamer's major opus, 'Truth and Method', the bible of modern-day hermeneutics. And he addresses the question of Gadamer's attitude and actions amid the catastrophe of Nazi Germany, painting a balanced portrait of a scholar who tried to preserve German culture and tradition in the face of an invasive menace" (Publisher's blurb). One of the best introductions to the work of possibly the greatest philosopher of the 20th century after Martin Heidegger. Some would go so far as to say that while Heidegger was profoundly original, it was Gadamer, who lived to be 102, who achieved true wisdom. An absolute "must-have" title for Hans-Georg Gadamer collectors. This title is a modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with vintage photographs from the subject's and author's private archives. One of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HANS-GEORG GADAMER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0300098413. Bookseller Inventory # 18517

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Philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) was at the centre of some of the century's darkest, most complex historical events, for he chose to remain in his native Germany in the 1930s, neither supporting Hitler nor actively opposing him, but negotiating instead an "unpolitical" position that allowed him to continue his philosophical work. In this work Jean Grondin offers an appraisal of Gadamer's life and achievement. Drawing on interviews with Gadamer and his contemporaries, Gadamer's personal correspondence and archival research, Grondin traces Gadamer's life as an academician and the development of his ideas, placing them in the context of his times. He sheds light on the genesis and accomplishment of Gadamer's major opus, "Truth and Method", the bible of modern-day hermeneutics. He also addresses the question of Gadamer's attitude and actions amid the catastrophe of Nazi Germany, seeking to paint a balanced portrait of a scholar who tried to preserve German culture and tradition in the face of an invasive menace.

About the Author: Jean Grondin, professor of philosophy at the University of Montreal, is the author of Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics (0 300 07089 6, pb. [pound]10.95), published by Yale University Press. A close pupil of Gadamer, he has been one of the most important voices in the field of hermeneutics. Joel Weinsheimer is professor of English at the University of Minnesota and general editor of the Yale Studies in Hermeneutics.

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Title: HANS-GEORG GADAMER: A BIOGRAPHY - Scarce ...

Publisher: New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Edition: 1st Edition.

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