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Hans-Georg Gadamer
Full name Hans-Georg Gadamer
Born (1900-02-11)February 11, 1900
Marburg, German Empire
Died March 13, 2002(2002-03-13) (aged 102)
Heidelberg, Germany
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School
Continental philosophy
Hermeneutics
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 (German: [ˈɡaːdamɐ]; 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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