Gadamer–Derrida debate

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The Gadamer–Derrida debate concerns the issue of the containment of otherness in Gadamer's hermeneutics and it began with an encounter between Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida in April 1981 in a Sorbonne conference in Paris on "Text and Interpretation".[1] Before this debate, there had not been any confrontation or dialogue between hermeneutics in Germany and post-structuralism in France.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Bernstein, Richard J. (2008). "The Conversation That Never Happened (Gadamer/Derrida)". The Review of Metaphysics. 61 (3): 577–603. doi:10.2307/20130978. JSTOR 20130978.
  2. ^ "Dialogue and Deconstruction".
  3. ^ "SPEECH, WRITING, AND PLAY IN GADAMER AND DERRIDA". Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Dialogue Disrupted: Derrida, Gadamer and the Ethics of Discussion" (PDF). Retrieved 24 June 2020.


  • Michelfelder, Diane. P. and Richard E. Palmer (eds.), 1989, Dialogue and Deconstruction: The Gadamer-Derrida Debate, Albany, NY: SUNY Press.