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Hans-Georg Gadamer
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Wassili Lepanto and Hans-Georg Gadamer, c. 2000
Born (1900-02-11)February 11, 1900
Died March 13, 2002(2002-03-13) (aged 102)
Alma mater University of Breslau
University of Marburg (PhD, 1922)
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School
Continental philosophy
Hermeneutics
Ontological hermeneutics
Hermeneutic phenomenology
Institutions University of Marburg (1928–1938)
Leipzig University (1938–1948)
Goethe University Frankfurt (1948–1949)
University of Heidelberg (1949–2002)
Main interests
Notable ideas
  • "Practical philosophy"
  • "All products of a tradition stand within that tradition"
  • Language as "unity of the infinite
    and finite"
  • "Historically-effected" consciousness
  • Fusion of horizons

Hans-Georg Gadamer ( February 11, 1900 – March 13, 2002) was a German philosopher. His philosophy was about the continental tradition. He was best known for his 1960 magnum opus Truth and Method (Wahrheit und Methode) on hermeneutics.

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