Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer

  • Cynthia Nielsen
  • The British Journal of Aesthetics, October 2016, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1093/aesthj/ayv051

Gadamer's Hermeneutical Aesthetics

What is it about?

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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