Hans-Georg Gadamer Society

“We do not speak in the name of reason. Anyone who speaks in the name of reason contradicts himself. For it is reasonable to acknowledge that one’s own insight is limited and for just that reason to be capable of better insights, wherever they may come from.”

The Power of Reason (1968),
trans. Chris Dawson in Praise of Theory, New Haven: Yale UP 1998, 48.
Hans-Georg Gadamer in his study in Heidelberg, Germany, 1 Nov. 1999 (Photo: Ph. Rothe)


Gadamer Grants 2023

March 13, 2023

The Gadamer Grants for the year 2023, each endowed with 2,000 euros, will be awarded to Brady DeHoust (Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, USA) and Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire (The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, USA). Brady DeHoust is recognized for his project “Hermeneutics and Transcendence. Gadamer’s Contribution to the Philosophy of Religion,” while Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire is recognized for his research project “Ethics without Metaphysics? Gadamer’s Aristotle Between Appropriation and Critique.”

Gadamer portraits by Horst Seller

February 11, 2023

The Heidelberg physiologist and painter Professor Dr. Horst Seller has created a series of portraits in recent months, which show Hans-Georg Gadamer in his old age. With the artist’s kind permission, we reproduce three of these impressive pictures that incorporate memories of encounters and conversations the portraitist had with the subject in the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.

Gadamer Portrait von Horst Seller 2022
Kohle und Öl auf Leinwand, 46 x 40 cm
Gadamer Portrait von Horst Seller 2022
Pastell auf Papier, 54 x 40 cm
Gadamer Portrait von Horst Seller 2022
Pastell auf Papier, 54 x 40 cm

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