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Gadamer, Hans-Georg (Author) & Dottori, Ricardo (Editor) (Translated by Rod Coltman & Sigrid Koepke). HANS-GEORG GADAMER: A CENTURY OF PHILOSOPHY. London, England: The Continuum Publishing Company, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 152 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of interviews. One of the finest collections on its stupendous subject. The first appearance of the title in English. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "A philosophical and historical testament to the twentieth century, this volume consists of a wide-ranging series of interviews conducted in 1999/2000 between the then-centenarian and his former assistant and associate of over thirty years, Riccardo Dottori. These ten dialogues distill and situate Gadamer's philosophy in the context of what has arguably been the bloodiest century in human history. In the course of the interviews, Gadamer addresses, often critically, the work of a wide variety of philosophers, including Heidegger, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Popper, Vico, Habermas, Rorty, and Derrida. He also elaborates on German philosophy during the Nazi Period and, in one of the most fascinating conversations, we are treated to a glimpse of Gadamer's personal perspective on the question of Heidegger's Nazism, including a discussion of the political influence that the great philosopher's wife, Elfriede, had on him, which tends to contradict most other published accounts. Perhaps the most accessible expression of Gadamer's life and work in English today" (Publisher's blurb). A book that illuminates the darkness of our time, radiates with incandescent brilliance, and represents one of the best introductions to the work of possibly the greatest philosopher of the 20th century after Martin Heidegger. Some would go so far as to say that while Heidegger was profoundly original, it was Gadamer, who lived to be 102, who achieved true wisdom. A "must-have" title for Hans Georg Gadamer collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time and is now collectible. This is one of few copes of the First English-language 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 0826415245. $40.00

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