By Hans-Georg Gadamer
A philosophical and historic testomony to the 20th century, this quantity includes a wide-ranging sequence of interviews carried out in 1999/2000 among the then centenarian and his former assistant and affiliate of over thirty years, Riccardo Dottori. those ten dialogues distill and situate Gadamer's philosophy within the context of what has arguably been the bloodiest century in human heritage. through the interviews, Gadamer addresses-often critically-the paintings of a large choice of philosophers, together with Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Popper, Vico, Habermas, Rorty, and Derrida. He additionally elaborates on German philosophy in the course of the Nazi interval; and, in a single of the extra attention-grabbing conversations, we're handled to a glimpse of Gadamer's own viewpoint at the query of Heidegger's Nazism, together with a dialogue of the political impact that fab philosopher's spouse, Elfirde, had on him that has a tendency to contradict so much different released debts. With the prospective exception of his autobiography 1985, A Century of Philosophy is likely to be the main obtainable expression of Gadamer's existence and paintings in English this present day.
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Although you ask the question as if I already had everything that would come later clearly before me. Nevertheless, that is essentially how it was. Nicolai Hartmann had referred me to the Nicomachean Ethics. He wanted me to write something. He presumably saw that he hadn't gotten enough from me and that the Ethics would lead me to the concept of value. And in that respect, of course, my task was a very difficult one. But it's even more true to say that it became a kind of catastrophe for me at this point.
I readily admit that Aristotle also presented it a bit like this — as if there were a "Da"; but, then, he sometimes criticizes it. : He criticizes the idea of the good, but he does act as if this nous existed. It must be energeia, the highest form of energeia, the highest reality. It's also referred to as entelecheia, which means action that has its purpose in itself. Is this entelecheia also an expression of the divine? : Certainly, the divine is entelecheia, but whether or not the divine exists isn't really the point here.
This harmony of the soul is disclosed to us through the idea of the good so that, in the light of this idea, we know not only how we have to educate our souls but 34 A Century of Philosophy also how we should govern our city. That's precisely the point of the vision of the idea of the good, which is also the principle of the Politeia and, therefore, of politics. : That's all too difficult for me to understand. I mean, it's surely nonsense to be believe that human beings are like gods. Yet those are presuppositions that are chiseled into the text and into Kramer's thinking, and they are simply wrong.
A Century of Philosophy: Hans Georg Gadamer in Conversation with Riccardo Dottori by Hans-Georg Gadamer