Gadamer—A Philosophical Portrait: “Zuwachs an Sein”

Gadamer—A Philosophical Portrait: “Zuwachs an Sein” © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156916410X524484 Research in Phenomenology 40 (2010) 433–439 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 Gadamer—A Philosophical Portrait: “Zuwachs an Sein” Donatella Di Cesare. Gadamer: Ein philosophisches Porträt . Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. 324 pp. Despite Hans-Georg Gadamer’s death in 2002, the arguments about his career and philosophical hermeneutics continue unabated. Some, for example Nicholas Davey in his 2006 book Unquiet Understanding: Gadamer’s Philo- sophical Hermeneutics , believe that Gadamer’s “philosophical articulation . . . is in some respects not as strong as it might be” (xi–xii). To correct this weakness, Davey wants “to uncover the poignancy of an underrated and undervalued philosophical disposition” (3). Others, such as Santiago Zabala in The Remains of Being: Hermeneutic Ontology after Metaphysics (2009), place Gadamer in the company of other philosophers following Heidegger’s lead and investigating “the remains of Being in their work” (xv). Now we have a new book by Donatella Di Cesare titled Gadamer: A Philosophical Portrait . The book can be seen as a veritable “increase in Being,” a Zuwachs an Sein , 1 in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Gadamer—A Philosophical Portrait: “Zuwachs an Sein”

Research in Phenomenology, Volume 40 (3): 433 – Jan 1, 2010

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156916410X524484 Research in Phenomenology 40 (2010) 433–439 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 Gadamer—A Philosophical Portrait: “Zuwachs an Sein” Donatella Di Cesare. Gadamer: Ein philosophisches Porträt . Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. 324 pp. Despite Hans-Georg Gadamer’s death in 2002, the arguments about his career and philosophical hermeneutics continue unabated. Some, for example Nicholas Davey in his 2006 book Unquiet Understanding: Gadamer’s Philo- sophical Hermeneutics , believe that Gadamer’s “philosophical articulation . . . is in some respects not as strong as it might be” (xi–xii). To correct this weakness, Davey wants “to uncover the poignancy of an underrated and undervalued philosophical disposition” (3). Others, such as Santiago Zabala in The Remains of Being: Hermeneutic Ontology after Metaphysics (2009), place Gadamer in the company of other philosophers following Heidegger’s lead and investigating “the remains of Being in their work” (xv). Now we have a new book by Donatella Di Cesare titled Gadamer: A Philosophical Portrait . The book can be seen as a veritable “increase in Being,” a Zuwachs an Sein , 1 in

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