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Coltman, Rodney R. 1957-

Works: 7 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 3,124 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: B187.5, 182
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rodney R Coltman
The language of hermeneutics : Gadamer and Heidegger in dialogue by Rodney R Coltman( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Language of Hermeneutics probes the most intense points of proximity between the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and the poetizing thinking of his great teacher, Martin Heidegger - points of proximity which nevertheless show as clearly as possible the critical points of departure that set these two thinkers on separate parallel thought paths. By focusing exclusively on these two thinkers' respective readings of Plato, Aristotle, Holderlin, and Hegel, this book shows how Gadamer effectively deconstructs his mentor's architectonic of the history of being and retrieves from it a new mode of philosophizing that recognizes and embraces the fundamentally ironic structure of the world and boldly risks an interpretation of it
The beginning of philosophy by Hans-Georg Gadamer( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans-Georg Gadamer's "Truth and Method" is generally considered to be the single most important twentieth century contribution to hermeneutics. "The Beginning of Philosophy", published here in a centennial edition, is his bold exploration of philosophy and philology
A century of philosophy by Hans-Georg Gadamer( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He also elaborates on German philosophy during the Nazi period; and, in one of the more fascinating conversations, we are treated to a glimpse of Gadamer's personal perspective on the question of Heidegger's Nazism, including a discussion of the political influence that great philosopher's wife, Elfirde, had on him that tends to contradict most other published accounts. With the possible exception of his autobiography (1985), A Century of Philosophy is perhaps the most accessible expression of Gadamer's life and work in English today."--Jacket
Dwelling in the middle : Heidegger, Gadamer and the hermeneutics of proximity by Rodney R Coltman( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginning of knowledge by Hans-Georg Gadamer( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work Gadamer reminds us that philosophy for the Greeks was not just a question of metaphysics and epistemology but encompassed cosmology, physics, mathematics, medicine and the entire reach of theoretical curiosity and intellectual mastery. Whereas Gadamer's book "The Beginning of Philosophy" dealt with the inception of philosophical inquiry, this book brings together nearly all of his previously published but never translated essays on the Presocratics. Beginning with a hermeneutical and philological investigation of the Heraclitus fragments (1974 and 1990), he then moves on to a discussion of the Greek Atomists (1935) and the Presocratic cosmologists (1964). In the last two essays (1978 and 1994/95), Gadamer elaborates on the profound debt that modern scientific thinking owes to the Greek philosophical tradition
Dialectic, phronesis, and hermeneutics : the phenomenological centrality of Plato and Aristotle in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer by Rodney R Coltman( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Language of Hermeneutics: Gadamer and Heidegger in Dialogue (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) by Rodney R Coltman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The language of hermeneutics : Gadamer and Heidegger in dialogue
Alternative Names
Coltman, Rod 1957-

Coltman, Rodney 1957-

Coltman, Rodney Read 1957-

English (32)

The beginning of philosophyA century of philosophyThe beginning of knowledge