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Davey’s book is an important addition to Gadamer scholarship. Those interested in hermeneutical aesthetics will find his study particularly delightful. Not only does he accomplish the note-worthy task of lucidly explaining the key moments of Gadamer’s hermeneutical aesthetics, but he also makes a compelling case for applying a Gadamerian ‘poetics’ of aesthetic experience to our understanding of interdisciplinary study, and in so doing urges us to re-evaluate the social and cultural significance of the humanities.

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This page is a summary of: Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer, The British Journal of Aesthetics, October 2016, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/aesthj/ayv051.
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