June 28, 2010
scholars from throughout North America and Europe will convene at Seattle
University for the fifth annual meeting of the North American Society for
Philosophical Hermeneutics on September 16-18, 2010. The meeting coincides
with the 50th anniversary of Truth and Method by Hans-Georg
Gadamer, one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th
hand is felt throughout the arts and sciences,” said Dean David Powers. “We’re
pleased to host this important conference .”
the theory and methodology of interpretation, pertains especially to Scripture.
Gadamer, who died in 2002 at the age of 102, held that philosophical
hermeneutics combines awareness of the historical context with the perspective
of the individual to produce greater understanding. Conference attendees
will present on Gadamer’s writings, which have influenced the humanities and
social sciences, including art history and jurisprudence, and the future of
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