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'Foucault and Gadamer: Like apples and oranges passing in the night'

Wickham, G. (2000) 'Foucault and Gadamer: Like apples and oranges passing in the night'. Chicago-Kent Law Review, 76 . pp. 913-943.

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In introducing their book, Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralismand Hermeneutics, (first published in 1982, one of the earliest attempts in English at a book-length exposition of the direction and nuances of Foucault's work-one which has stood the test of time), Hubert Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow tell us that philosophical hermeneutics "gives up the phenomenologists' attempt to understand man as a meaning-giving subject, but attempts to preserve meaning by locating it in the social practices and literary texts which man produces."1 They go on to identify two types of hermeneutics which emerged from Heidegger's Being and Time.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Notes: First appeared in the Chicago Kent Law Review
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