Hans-Georg Gadamer

Updated on: 04.04.2016

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Born: 11.02.1900 in Marburg, Germany
Passed away: 13.03.2002

Address

Marburg Germany

About

Born

February 11, 1900
MarburgGerman Empire

Died

March 13, 2002 (aged 102)
HeidelbergGermany

Alma mater

University of Marburg

Era

20th-century philosophy

Region

Western philosophy

School

Continental philosophy
Hermeneutics

Institutions

University of Marburg (1928–1938)
Leipzig University (1938–1948)
Goethe University Frankfurt (1948–1949)
University of Heidelberg (1949–2002)

Main interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Epistemology
  • Language
  • Ontology
  • Aesthetics

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

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