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Gadamer, Hans-Georg (Author) & Palmer, E. Richard (Editor). GADAMER IN CONVERSATION: REFLECTIONS AND COMMENTARY. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 174 pages. As New/As New.

Collection of interviews. One of the most important cultural events of the turn of the century. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Presents six lively conversations with Hans-Georg Gadamer, one of the 20th-century's master philosophers. Looking back over his life and thought, Gadamer takes up key issues in his philosophy, addresses points of controversy, and replies to his critics, including those who accuse him of having been in complicity with the Nazis. A genial and direct conversationalist, Gadamer is here captured at his best and most accessible. The interviews took place between 1989 and 1996, and all but one appear in English for the first time in this volume. These conversations are a lucid introduction for readers new to the philosopher's thought and for experts, they present an invaluable commentary on Gadamer's most important themes" (Publisher's blurb). If more people read Gadamer (rather than say, the overrated and insufferable Chomsky), what Gadamer calls the "speculative mind" would be accorded more value than it has received. "We learn from the work of art how to tarry. I think people will not be able to endure for long doing exactly what everyone else is doing in their so-called free time" (Hans-Georg Gadamer). An accessible and indispensable title, this is a "must-have" title for Hans-Georg Gadamer collectors. This title remains in print and has surprisingly become quite popular. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HANS-GEORG GADAMER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0300084889. $40.00

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