The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Three Volumes)

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The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Three Volumes)

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The project consists of editing and translating fifty-four essays by the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) in three volumes. The editors and translators have selected and organized these essays of the Gesammelte Werke (‘Complete Works’) published by J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) in Tübingen (from 1986 to 1995) in three volumes.

These three volumes will complete the translation of Gadamer into English.

Publication Date

2024

Publisher

Bloomsbury

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London

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Philosophy

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Volume I Hermeneutics between History and Philosophy.
The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer, volume I
edited and translated by Pol Vandevelde and Arun Iyer.

Status: Published: London: Bloomsbury, 2016 [paperback 2019], 383 pages

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HB 978-1-4411-5844-4
PB 9781350091405

Link to the publisher: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/hermeneutics-between-history-and-philosophy-9781350091405/

Funding: Application to the NEH Scholarly Editions and Scholarly translations, December 2012. Unsuccessful

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements

Translators’ Introduction: Hermeneutics at the Crossroads between History and Philosophy

Part 1 History as a Problem: On Being Historically Affected
1. Is There a Causality in History? (1964)
2. Historicity and Truth (1991)
3. The History of the Universe and the Historicity of the Human Beings (1988)
4. A World Without History? (1972)
5. The Old and the New (1981) 6. Death as a Question (1975)

Part 2 The Impetus for Thinking Hermeneutically: On the Task of Dilthey
7. The Problem of Dilthey: Between Romanticism and Positivism (1984)
8. Dilthey and Ortega: The Philosophy of Life (1985)
9. Hermeneutics and the Diltheyan School (1991)

Part 3 Confronting Other Intellectual Movements and Disciplines
10. Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity, Subject and Person (1975)
11. On the Contemporary Relevance of Husserl's Phenomenology (1974)
12. “Being and Nothingness” (Jean-Paul Sartre) (1989)
13. Heidegger and Sociology (Bourdieu and Habermas) (1979/1985)
14. Hermeneutics on the Trail (1994)

Part 4 Hermeneutics of Beginnings and Returns: The Case of Heidegger
15. Remembering Heidegger's Beginnings (1986)
16. The Turn in the Path (1985)
17. On the Beginning of Thought (1986)
18. On the Way Back to the Beginning (1986)

Appendix: Glossary of German Terms
Glossary of Latin and Greek Expressions
Notes
Works Cited by Gadamer
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

Volume II: Art, Action and the Historical Dimension of Language,
The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer, volume II,
edited and translated by Pol Vandevelde and Arun Iyer.

Status: Manuscript completed and delivered. London: Bloomsbury

Funding: Application to the NEH Scholarly Editions and Scholarly translations, December 2016. Unsuccessful

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements

Translators’ Preface

Translators’ Introduction: I Language and Ontology (by Pol Vandevelde); II The Situated Truth of a Work of Art (by Arun Iyer)

Part 1 Ancient Ethics and Practical Philosophy
1 The Socratic Question and Aristotle (1990)
2 Aristotle’s Protrepticus in Consideration of the Historical Development of Aristotle’s Ethics (1927)
3 Heidegger and the Greeks (1990)
4 The Idea of Practical Philosophy (1983)
5 Reason and Practical Philosophy (1986)

Part 2 Aesthetics
6 On Poetics and Hermeneutics (1968/1971)
7 The End of Art? From Hegel’s Doctrine of the Pastness of Art to the Anti-art of Today (1985)
8 The Place of Poetry in the System of Hegelian Aesthetics and the Question of the Pastness of Art (1986)
9 Conceptual Painting? On Arnold Gehlen’s Time-Pictures (1962)
10 On the Reading of Buildings and Paintings (1979)
11 Poetising and Thinking as Reflected through Hölderlin’s Remembrance (1987)
12 Goethe and Mozart – the Problem of Opera (1991)
13 The Lynceus Tower Song in Goethe’s Faust (1982)
14 What makes Goethe’s Language Natural? A Congress Contribution (1985)

Part 3 The Dimension of Language
15 The Theory of History and Language (1987)
16 Of Teachers and Learners (1986)
17 Heidegger and Language (1990)
18 Homeland and language (1992)
19 On the Way to Writing? (1983)
20 Voice and Language (1981)
21 Hearing – Seeing – Reading (1984)
22 Reading is like Translating (1989)

Appendix: Glossary of German Terms
Glossary of Ancient Greek Terms and Expressions
Glossary of Other Foreign Terms and Expressions
Notes
Works Cited by Gadamer
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

Volume III: Ancient Sources, Modern Appropriations
The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer, volume III,
edited and translated by Pol Vandevelde and Arun Iyer

Status: In preparation, contracted by Bloomsbury

Funding: Application to the NEH Scholarly Editions and Scholarly translations, December 2, 2020, pending

Anticipated Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Translators’ Introduction

Part 1 Historicity as a philosophical question
1 The History of Concepts as Philosophy (1970)
2 Language and Understanding (1970)
3 The Problem of History in Recent German Philosophy (1943)

Part 2 Appropriation of the tradition as a philosophical task
4 Parmenides or the Innerworldly Aspect of Being (1988)
5 Plato’s Utopian Thinking: A Lecture for Philologists (1983)
6 Mathematics and Dialectic in Plato (1982)
7 Dialectic is not Sophistic Thinking: The Lesson Theaetetus Learns in The Sophist (1990)

Part 3 Philosophy as a Practice in and through History
8 Hegel and the Historical Spirit (1939)
9 Hegel and Heidelberg Romanticism (1961)
10 Hegel and Heraclitus (1990)
11 Schleiermacher as a Platonist (1969)
12 Logic or Rhetoric? Another Look at Early Romanticism (1976)
13 Herder and the Historical World (1967)
14 Oetinger as a Philosopher (1964)

Appendix: Glossary of German Terms
Glossary of Greek and Latin Terms and Expressions
Notes
Works Cited by Gadamer
Index of Names
Index of subjects

About the editors and translators:

Dr. Pol Vandevelde (‘Doctorat,’ Université de Louvain) is professor of philosophy at Marquette University. He is the author, editor, or translator of 16 books and the single author of 82 articles or book chapters (in English, German, French, and Spanish). Two of his monographs received a prize (the “Premier Prix” of the Académie Royale de Belgique and the “Prix Cardinal Mercier” awarded by the Université de Louvain). He is also the co-director of the Series Issues in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics with Bloomsbury and is the co-editor of the journal Études Phénoménologiques – Phenomenological Studies (Peeters Publishing).

Dr. Vandevelde previously received grants from the Belgian Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (four years), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (three scholarships), and the Way Klingler Humanities Fellowship (Marquette University).

His experience in translation includes three books translated from German into French (by Heidegger, Husserl, and Apel), one book from French into English (by Pierre Rousselot), and two books from German into English (by Gadamer).

Dr. Arun Iyer (PhD, Marquette University) is Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India.

He is the author of Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures: The Case of Heidegger and Foucault (Bloomsbury 2014) and of ten articles and book chapters.

His research has been supported by an Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship and a Smith Family Fellowship (at the Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany.

His experience in translation includes two books translated from German into English (by Gadamer), five essays (by Husserl, Manfred Frank, Emil Lask (two articles), and László Tengelyi) from German into English, and one essay (by Laurent van Eynde and Raphaël Célis) from French into English.

He is co-editor of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology.

The Selected Writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Three Volumes)

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