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Truth and Method

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Hans Georg-Gadamer

Paperback, 664 pages



Truth and Method is a landmark work of 20th century thought which established Hans Georg-Gadamer as one of the most important philosophical voices of the 20th Century. In this book, Gadamer established the field of 'philosophical hermeneutics': exploring the nature of knowledge, the book rejected traditional quasi-scientific approaches to establishing cultural meaning that were prevalent after the war. In arguing the 'truth' and 'method' acted in opposition to each other, Gadamer examined the ways in which historical and cultural circumstance fundamentally influenced human understanding. It was an approach that would become hugely influential in the humanities and social sciences and remains so to this day in the work of Jurgen Habermas and many others.




Part I: The Question of Truth as it Emerges in the Experience of Art

1. Transcending the Aesthetic Dimension

2. The Ontology of the Work of Art and its Hermeneutic Significance


Part II: The Extension of the Question of Truth to Understanding in the Human Sciences

3. Historical Preparation

4. Elements of a Theory of Hermeneutic Experience


Part III: The Ontological Shift of Hermeneutics Guided by Language

5. Language and Hermeneutics