Who is Hans Georg Gadamer?

Who is Hans Georg Gadamer?

June 25, 2021 Off By Felso

Gadamer was born in Marburg, Germany. His life, which began in 1900, lasted long until he met the 21st century.

He was the son of a chemistry professor. He studied humanities at the universities of Breslau, Marburg, Freiburg and Munich. He completed his doctorate in philosophy under Martin Heidegger in Freiburg in 1922. He gave lectures on aesthetics and ethics in Marburg in 1933 and in Kiev in 1934-35. In 1937 he became a non-staff professor at Marburg. Two years later he was appointed tenured professor at the University of Leipzig. He then taught at the Universities of Frankfurt (1947-49) and Heidelberg (starting from 1949). After retiring in 1968, he continued to teach at the university.

He developed his method largely by drawing on the concepts of Wilhelm Dilthey, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. Gadamer is at the center of hermeneutic philosophy; Understanding is for him a fundamental mode of our existence in the world.

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Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Omer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Sociology Department 1st Year “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook