Gadamer's Poetics: A Critique of Modern Aesthetics - Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy (Paperback)John Arthos (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
Viewing it as one of his proudest achievements, Gadamer always regretted that his poetics was perhaps the most overlooked aspect of his work. After this thorough and engaging book, this is thankfully no longer the case. It will go a long ways toward correcting the relative neglect of Gadamer in contemporary aesthetics and revising some misconceptions about him as a classicist and a "traditionalist". -- Jean Grondin, University of Montreal, author of Hans-Georg Gadamer. A Biography (Yale U Press, 2003)
The fundamental impulse of Gadamer's hermeneutics is to understand our experience of art, especially poetry. Arthos' penetrating analysis is our best guide into the heart of Gadamer's work. -- Professor Donald Marshall, Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books in the Humanities/Teacher Education Division of Seaver College, Pepperdine University, USA
The thorough reconstruction of Gadamer's later works, the suggestive examples from various arts as well as the compelling study case of Clytemnestra will enhance the hermeneutic approach in the philosophy of art and will also capture the interest of a wide audience. -- Mirela Oliva, Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, Houston, USA
A unique contribution to the hermeneutic understanding of art. Arthos provides a probing elaboration of Gadamer's ontology of the artwork, culminating with an innovative study of the figure of Clytemnestra that illustrates the historical dimensions Gadamer's hermeneutic approach. -- Daniel Tate, Associate Professor, St. Bonaventure University, USA
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