Hermeneutics as Original Ethics

Dennis J. Schmidt

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229734
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235186 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Hermeneutics as Original Ethics

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This chapter focuses on Hans-Georg Gadamer's work, which provides discussions about hermeneutics being formulated as original ethics. It reveals that the structure of hermeneutics is ethically significant, and for this reason hermeneutics can be responsible to the original ethical demand of freedom.

Keywords: hermeneutics; ethics; original ethics; freedom

Chapter.  6179 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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