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Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229734

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229734.001.0001

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Hermeneutics as Original Ethics

Hermeneutics as Original Ethics

(p.35) 3 Hermeneutics as Original Ethics
Difficulties of Ethical Life

Dennis J. Schmidt

Fordham University Press

This chapter focuses on Hans-Georg Gadamer's work, which provides discussions about hermeneutics being formulated as original ethics. It reveals that the structure of hermeneutics is ethically significant, and for this reason hermeneutics can be responsible to the original ethical demand of freedom.

Keywords:   hermeneutics, ethics, original ethics, freedom

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