Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hans-Georg Gadamer (/ˈɡɑːdəmər/; German: [ˈɡaːdamɐ]; February 11, 1900 – March 13, 2002) was a German philosopher of the continental tradition, best known for his 1960 magnum opus, Truth and Method (Wahrheit und Methode), on hermeneutics.

Hans-Georg Gadamer
Hans-Georg Gadamer, c. 2000
Born(1900-02-11)February 11, 1900
DiedMarch 13, 2002(2002-03-13) (aged 102)
Alma materUniversity of Breslau
University of Marburg
Era20th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
School
InstitutionsUniversity of Marburg (1928–1938)
Leipzig University (1938–1948)
Goethe University Frankfurt (1948–1949)
University of Heidelberg (1949–2002)
ThesisThe Nature of Pleasure According to Plato's Dialogues (1922)
Doctoral advisorPaul Natorp
Notable studentsCharles Guignon
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