Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

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    Hans-Georg Gadamer's poetics completely overturns the European aesthetic tradition. By concentrating on the experience of meaning, Unfinished Worlds shows how Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics transforms aesthetics into a mode of attentive practice. Gadamer's poetics has deep implications for all of the humanities, and how we can understand the meaning of poetry, art, literature, history and theology. His emphasis on participation promises an approach that will revolutionise aesthetic and hermeneutic practice, and gives us new ways to think about the cultural productivity and social legitimacy of the humanities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherEdinburgh University Press
    Number of pages216
    ISBN (Electronic)9781306117814
    ISBN (Print)9780748686223, 9780748685134
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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