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Elucidating Philosophical Hermeneutics

Elucidating Philosophical Hermeneutics © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X287012 Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 293–313 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Elucidating Philosophical Hermeneutics Nicholas Davey. Unquiet Understanding . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006. xvi + 291 pp. It is surprising that Nicholas Davey’s book Unquiet Understanding ( UU ) is one of only a few books in English that attempt a systematic engagement of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics, books that attend not only to Truth and Method but also to Gadamer’s voluminous later writings. 1 Davey’s goal is to “draw out the practical and ethical implications of philo- sophical hermeneutics . . . [and] argue that philosophical hermeneutics has a provocative character more radical than is often supposed” ( UU xi–xii)—a goal he achieves—but his most original contributions lie in his interpretive emphasis on transcendence and on the speculative character of language, in addition to putting another nail in the coffin of the deconstructive critique of hermeneutics. Philosophers have been writing about the practical and ethical implication of philosophical hermeneutics for decades now, and Davey’s book http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Elucidating Philosophical Hermeneutics

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 38 (2): 293 – Jan 1, 2008

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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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10.1163/156916408X287012
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156916408X287012 Research in Phenomenology 38 (2008) 293–313 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Elucidating Philosophical Hermeneutics Nicholas Davey. Unquiet Understanding . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006. xvi + 291 pp. It is surprising that Nicholas Davey’s book Unquiet Understanding ( UU ) is one of only a few books in English that attempt a systematic engagement of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics, books that attend not only to Truth and Method but also to Gadamer’s voluminous later writings. 1 Davey’s goal is to “draw out the practical and ethical implications of philo- sophical hermeneutics . . . [and] argue that philosophical hermeneutics has a provocative character more radical than is often supposed” ( UU xi–xii)—a goal he achieves—but his most original contributions lie in his interpretive emphasis on transcendence and on the speculative character of language, in addition to putting another nail in the coffin of the deconstructive critique of hermeneutics. Philosophers have been writing about the practical and ethical implication of philosophical hermeneutics for decades now, and Davey’s book

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Published: Jan 1, 2008

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