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Praise of Theory Speeches and Essays

ISBN-10: 0300073100

ISBN-13: 9780300073102

Edition: 1999

Authors: Hans Georg Gadamer, Chris Dawson

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This collection of speeches and essays clarifies Gadamer's thoughts on the power of language, the social role and influence of science, and the idea of reason. He argues that the theoretical pursuit of truth is valuable for its own sake.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/11/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 234
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Foreword
Translator's Introduction
Culture and the Word
Praise of Theory
The Power of Reason
The Ideal of Practical Philosophy
Science and the Public Sphere
Science as an Instrument of Enlightenment
The Idea of Tolerance 1782-1982
Isolation as a Symptom of Self-Alienation
Man and His Hand in Modern Civilization: Philosophical Aspects
The Expressive Force of Language: On the Function of Rhetoric in Gaining Knowledge
Good German
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index