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The Responsibility to Understand: Hermeneutical Contours of Ethical Life

Theodore George


Few topics have received broader attention within contemporary philosophy than that of responsibility. Current interest in such questions of responsibility draw on a broad range of approaches and methods, from those customarily associated with analytic philosophy to those associated with phenomenology and existentialism, deconstruction, critical theory, feminist theory, race theory, and post-colonial theory. Yet, despite the expanse of current interest, philosophers have not fully appreciated the contributions that can be made to questions of responsibility by contemporary hermeneutics. Based ... More

Keywords: Responsibility, ethics, hermeneutics, interpretation, understanding, Heidegger, Gadamer, facticity

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474467636
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467636.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore George, author
Texas A&M University

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