Dialectic and dialogue in the hermeneutics of Paul Ricœur and H.G. Gadamer

@article{Gonzlez2007DialecticAD,
  title={Dialectic and dialogue in the hermeneutics of Paul Ric{\oe}ur and H.G. Gadamer},
  author={Francisco Javier S{\'a}nchez Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Continental Philosophy Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={39},
  pages={313-345}
}
  • F. González
  • Published 3 January 2007
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • Continental Philosophy Review
The present paper uses the theme of dialectic and dialogue to begin unraveling the similarities and differences between the hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur and H.G. Gadamer. Ricoeur is shown to distance himself from Heidegger by insisting on a dimension of explanation and distanciation (which he sometimes identifies with Plato's `descending dialectic') that cannot be reduced to, or absorbed by, understanding and appropriation. This same move, however, leads him to reject Platonic dialogue, with… 

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