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In Memoriam: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002)

In Memoriam: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) IN MEMORIAM: HANS - GEORG GADAMER (1900–2002) It is di Y cult to begin to take the measure of the loss we have su V ered with Hans-Georg Gadamer’s death. It will be a long time before we Ž nd a way to pay tribute to this man who meant so much to us. Plato spent much of his life trying to get at the secret of his teacher. He knew that Socrates embodied in practice a knowledge that theory alone might necessarily fail to grasp. Those of us who knew Gadamer can- not but help feel much the same way. Like Socrates, Gadamer was possessed of an innate curiosity about the world, life, and others. He had a kind and compassionate heart, and he gravitated naturally toward young minds, minds that were fresh and open like his own. Once, after being interviewed and photographed for a book about 10 one- hundred-year-olds who continued to achieve much after passing the century mark, Gadamer remarked that he would Ž nd a book about 100 ten-year-olds much more interesting to read. This man who taught us about the power of the past was powerfully drawn to the future. That is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

In Memoriam: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002)

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 33 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 2003

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Brill
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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
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10.1163/15691640360699573
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IN MEMORIAM: HANS - GEORG GADAMER (1900–2002) It is di Y cult to begin to take the measure of the loss we have su V ered with Hans-Georg Gadamer’s death. It will be a long time before we Ž nd a way to pay tribute to this man who meant so much to us. Plato spent much of his life trying to get at the secret of his teacher. He knew that Socrates embodied in practice a knowledge that theory alone might necessarily fail to grasp. Those of us who knew Gadamer can- not but help feel much the same way. Like Socrates, Gadamer was possessed of an innate curiosity about the world, life, and others. He had a kind and compassionate heart, and he gravitated naturally toward young minds, minds that were fresh and open like his own. Once, after being interviewed and photographed for a book about 10 one- hundred-year-olds who continued to achieve much after passing the century mark, Gadamer remarked that he would Ž nd a book about 100 ten-year-olds much more interesting to read. This man who taught us about the power of the past was powerfully drawn to the future. That is

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Published: Jan 1, 2003

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