Tag: authority

Blogging through Truth and Method post 9: The Elevation of the Historicity of Understanding (265-307)

With the brief history of hermeneutical thinking in the book, Gadamer turns in this section of Truth and Method to constructing a hermeneutics that takes seriously the thrown-and-projected nature of Dasein that he finds to familiar in Heidegger. How Dasein Does Hermeneutics In Being and Time, Heidegger re-imagines time not as something through which beings…

An entirely untested hypothesis

Here’s a thought I just had: what if Americans aren’t anti-intellectual per se┬ábut have an aversion to the Appeal to Authority? In my experience, actually taking the time to articulate the argument for a counter-intuitive idea at least gets the most right-wing and the most liberal Americans I know to consider the idea on its…