Hans-Georg Gadamer

Updated: 04.04.2016

Lifetime

Born: 11.02.1900, 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
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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