Knowledge and Understanding in the Humanities Today

12 March 2022, 1:00 – 7:00 PM, Hegel Lecture Hall of the Philosophy Department, Schulgasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg

A Conference of the Hans-Georg Gadamer Society for Hermeneutic Philosophy in Collaboration with the Philosophy Department of Heidelberg University

Drawing on one of the central theoretical interests of its namesake, the Hans-Georg Gadamer Society has selected the topic “Knowledge and Understanding in the Humanities Today” for its inaugural conference. The aim is to confront the much discussed and still fertile lessons of philosophical hermeneutics developed by Gadamer in the second half of 20th century with insights into the current state and future prospects of the humanities. Confrontation in the reverse direction is also intended: to scrutinize and evaluate anew the epistemic practices and cultural functions of historical and philological scholarship in light of Gadamer’s philosophy, thereby continuing the critical dialog with his thought.

Martin Avenarius (Köln), Ulrich von Bülow (Marbach), Carsten Dutt (Heidelberg), Michael Erler (Würzburg), Bernhard Fischer (Weimar), Daniel Fulda (Halle), Petra Gehring (Darmstadt), Nadja Germann (Freiburg), Helmuth Kiesel (Heidelberg), Peter König (Heidelberg), Annette Kreis (Heidelberg), Charles Larmore (Providence), Martin Laube (Göttingen), Andreas Mauz (Zürich), Stefan Rebenich (Bern), Gisela Schlüter (Erlangen), Martin Seel (Frankfurt a.M.), Dieter Teichert (Constance), Zlatko Valentic (Freiburg), Andreas Vasilache (Bielefeld), Uwe Justus Wenzel (Zurich), Rolf Zimmermann (Freiburg).