Richard E. Palmer
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion Scholar in Residence
MacMurray College
Jacksonville, Illinois

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A. Forthcoming

2005

The Taipei Lectures a two-week nine-day course in hermeneutics was team taught with Cristal Huang (Soochow U) at Fu-jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan, May 23-June 3, 2004.  The lectures were published as 9 chapters in a book in English and a journal in Chinese.  In English, as a book it was: Why Gadamer’s Hermeneutical Philosophy is Alive and Important Today, privately published by the Department of Philosophy, FuJen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.  167pp.  In Chinese, it was published as a whole issue of the FuJen University journal, Universitas: Monthly Journal of Philosophy and Culture, (02.08, Issue No. 405): pp. 1-170.  Supplementary material, pp. 171-188.  

2005

Gadamer’s Hermeneutical Openness as a Form of Tolerance,” a 20-page paper delivered in Lima, Peru, at the 15th Conference of the InterAmerican Congress of Philosophy at the Pontifica Universidád del Perú on January 15, 2004.  The theme of the meeting was tolerance.  I am unsure whether it will be published with the proceedings of the meeting, or if there are proceedings.

2004

(forthcoming in Chinese). "The Relevance of Philosophical Hermeneutics to the Disciplines," presented at SIU Carbondale, IL, April, 1999, and being translated into Chinese for publication.  Full text available on this Web site.

 

 

B. Published

2003

“An Introduction to the Philosophical Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer” published in the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy in Beijing, 2001, Chinese Philosophy and the Trends of the 21st Century Civilization, vol. 4, pp. 513-546.  ISBN 7-100-03557-0/B.538.  In English.

 

2003

 

“Eleven Assertions about ‘das Bild’ in Gadamer’sWort und Bild: So wahr so seiend!’ ” Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture, issue #346 (2002): 3-20.  Translation into Chinese by Deng, Shih An follows, pp. 21-37.

 

2002

“How Gadamer Changed My Life: A Tribute,” Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutic and Postmodern Thought, 6,2(Autumn, 2002): 219-230.

 

 

2002

Heideggerian Ontology and Gadamer’s Philosophical Hermeneutics,” first published in Between the Human and the Divine: Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics, edited by Andrzej Wierciński (Toronto: The Hermeneutic Press, 2002), pp. 113-121. A variation of this paper was also presented at a conference on Ontology and Hermeneutics at the International Institute for Hermeneutics at Anhui Normal University, directed by Pan Derong, June 22-24, 2002.  I believe it will appear in a festschrift for Chung Ying Cheng in 2004. 

 

 

2002

“Seven Key Terms in the Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer,” Anhui Shifan Daxue Xuebao: Journal of Anhui Normal University (Hum. & Soc. Sci.) 30, 5, 125 (2002): 502-508.  (In Chinese.)

 

 

2002

"A Response to Richard Wolin on Gadamer and the Nazis." This article was a reply to Richard Wolin's misguided attack on Gadamer, "Nazis and the Complicities of Hans-Georg Gadamer" published in the May 15, 2000 issue of The New Republic (pp. 36-45).  My prompt response was declined by the New Republic but accepted by the International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 10, 4(2002): 467-482. 

 

 

2000

"Gadamer's Recent Work on Language and Philosophy: on "Zur Phänomenologie von Ritual und Sprache," Continental Philosophy Review, special issue on Gadamer, edited by James Risser, 33.3 (2000), 381-393.

 

 

 

2000

"Habermas versus Gadamer? Some Remarks." In Perspectives on Habermas, edited by Lewis E. Hahn. La Salle, IL: Open Court Press, 2000.

 

 

 

1999

"Gadamer and Derrida as Interpreters of Paul Celan," a paper presented at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, May 14, 1993. Translated into Italian but omitting the biographical comparisons in the first section: "Gadamer e Derrida interpreti di Celan," in Intersezioni: Rivista di storia dell'idee 19(Dicembre 1999): 389-399. Also translated into Hungarian in 1993. See below.

 

 

1997

"What Hermeneutics Can Offer Rhetoric," in Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time, ed. Michael J. Hyde and Walter Jost. New Haven: Yale University Press, June 1997.

 

 

1997

"Husserl's Debate with Heidegger in the Margins of Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics," Man and World 30 (April, 1997): 5-33. The original version of what later appeared in much shortened form as an introduction to my translation of the marginal remarks of Edmund Husserl in KPM in Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology, listed next.

 

 

1997

"An Introduction to Husserl's Marginal Remarks in [Heidegger's] Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics," pp. 424-433.in Edmund Husserl, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger (1927-1931), translated by Thomas Sheehan and Richard E. Palmer. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Pubs.

 

 

1997

"An Introduction to the Amsterdam Lectures" in ibid, pp. 199-212. Prefacing my translation, see my Translations , 1997.

 

 

1997

"Ritual, Rightness, and Truth in Two Late Works of Hans-Georg Gadamer." In The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Edited by Lewis E. Hahn. Library of Living Philosophers series. LaSalle, IL, and Chicago: Open Court Press, 1997.

 

 

1997

"Hans-Georg Gadamer: Philosophical Writings 1922-1996: A Selected Bibliography," in the Library of Living Philosophers volume, The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Edited by Lewis E. Hahn. LaSalle, IL: Open Court Press, 1997. Bibliography includes television and radio tapes stored in archival sources as well as a brief list of secondary literature: bibliographies, books, and collections of articles on Gadamer, all not previously available.

 

 

1996

"Happiness is not a What." MacNews 16,2 (1996): 13. Editorial in the MacMurray College Alumni Newsletter.

 

 

1996

"Hans-Georg Gadamer," in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Donald M. Borchert. New York: Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall International, and Macmillan, 1996. 215-217.

 

 

1996

"Hermeneutic Philosophy," in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ibid. 241-242.

 

 

1994

"Gadamer and Derrida as Interpreters of Heidegger: Four Texts of Gadamer and four Texts of Derrida ." In The Question of Hermeneutics, ed. Timothy J. Stapleton. The Hague: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994. 255-305.

1994

"Gadamer és Derrida mint Heidegger értelmezői: Gadamer és Derrida négy-négi Szövegéről," translated into Hungarian by Fordította Szücs Tamás in Athenćum 2,2 (1994): 177-222. A translation of "Gadamer and Derrida as Interpreters of Heidegger: Four Texts of Gadamer and four Texts of Derrida ," see #33 above for publication in English.

 

 

1993

"Gadamer and Derrida as Interpreters of Paul Celan," paper presented at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, May 14, 1993. No notice of whether accepted for publication in their volume. I hope eventually to publish it in a collection of my essays. Translated into Hungarian by Harkányi András-Schideg Ádám, "Gadamer és Derrida mint Paul Celan értelmezői: néhány bevezető megjegyzés," in Athenćum 2,2 (1994): 301-319.

 

 

1993

"Hermeneutics" entry for the New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (3rd edition, revised). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

 

 

1992

"What is So Special About Gadamer's Poetics?" paper presented in Budapest, Hungary, April 23, 1992, in Heidelberg, July 6, 1992, and read at a panel on Gadamer at the German Studies Association annual in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 4, 1992. Accepted for publication in the Gadamer volume of the Library of Living Philosophers series, 1997. but dropped in favor of an article written at Gadamer's request on two of his little-known recent essays on art.

 

 

1992

"Putting Aesthetics and Hermeneutics in the Hermeneutic Circle," paper presented at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Boston, October 9, 1992, and promised to the Hungarian journal, Aesthetica. Not clear what ever came of it.

 

 

1992

"The Postmodernity of Derrida," paper presented in Dallas, to be included in my book of essays. Unpublished. To be included in my collection of essays, Postmodernity and Hermeneutics.

 

1989

“La Postmodernidad de Heidegger,” in Dialogo Filosofico, No. 14 (May/August). pp. 165-185  Published by Encuento Editiones, Madrid.

 

 

1988

"Some Versions of Hermeneutics." Unpublished paper presented at Hendrix College, April 15, 1988.

 

 

1988

Response to a paper, "The Central Significance of Suffering in Nietzsche's Thought," delivered by Walter Brogan at the Midwest section meeting of the American Philosophical Association, meeting in St. Louis, May 1-3, 1986, at the Clarion. International Studies in Philosophy, 1988.

 

 

1987

"Nietzsche and the Project of a Postmodern Hermeneutics," Krisis, 4-5 (1986-87): 3-19.

 

 

1986

"Improbable Encounter: Gadamer-Derrida," in Art Papers, special tenth anniversary issue with the theme, "The Crisis in Knowledge: Poststructuralism, Postmodernism, Postmodernity," 10,1 (January/February 1986): 36-39.

 

 

1986

"Heidegger and Humanism: On Heidegger's Doing in the Letter on Humanism," in Storia della Storiografia/Histoire de la Historiographie: Rivista internationale, 9 (1986): 75-90.

 

 

1986

"Hints for/of Hermeneutics in Heidegger's Was heißt Denken?" pp. 157-210 in Hermeneutic Phenomenology: Lectures and Essays 1988, ed. Joseph J. Kockelmans. Current Continental Research 012, Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1988.

 

 

1985

"Quest for a Concept of Postmodernity: Meditation on 'Hermeneutics' and 'Postmodernity,' " Krisis, 3-4 (1985): 9-21. A paper originally presented at a conference on postmodernism held at Cérisy-la-Salle, France, September 4-11, 1983.

 

 

1984

"Beyond Hermeneutics? Some Remarks on the Meaning and Scope of Hermeneutics," University of Dayton Review, 17 (Spring 1984): 5-11.

 

 

1984

"Expostulations on the Postmodern Turn," Krisis, 2 (1984): 140-49.

 

 

1984

"The Scope of Hermeneutics, the Problem of Critique, and the Crisis of Modernity," Texte: Review de critique et de théorie littéraire, Nş 3 (1984): 223-39.

 

 

1984

"On the Transcendability of Hermeneutics: A Reply to Dreyfus," in Hermeneutics: Questions and Prospects, ed. Gary Shapiro and Alan Sica. Cambridge: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984, pp. 84-95.

 

 

1983

"Postmodern Hermeneutics and the Act of Reading," Notre Dame English Journal [now Religion and Literature], 15, 3(Summer 1983): 55-84.

 

 

1982

“Toward a Postmodern Approach to Biblical and Literary Interpretation,” The Saturday Other [special weekend edition of the student newspaper, The Daily Other], Vol. 8, No. 126, pp. 1, 6-9.  Saturday, April 13, 1982.  

 

1982

 

 

"Hermeneutics [1966-78: A Review of Research]," in Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey, 3 vols., ed. Guttorm Flřistad. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1982. Vol. 2, pp. 453-505.

 

 

1980

"Allegorical, Philological, and Philosophical Hermeneutics: Three Modes in a Complex Heritage," in University of Ottawa Quarterly, 50th anniversary double issue, Vol. 50, Nos. 3,4 (1980): 338-60. This special issue also was also published independently as a book under the title, Contemporary Literary Hermeneutics and Interpretation of Classical Texts/Herméneutique littéraire contemporaine et interprétation des texts classiques, ed. Stephan Kresic (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 1981), in which my paper appears on pp. 15-37.

 

 

1980

"Horace's 'Soracte Ode'[1,9]: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Interpretation," a short roundtable commentary on a specific classical text at the Ottawa Conference on Contemporary Literary Hermeneutics and Classical Texts, University of Ottawa Quarterly, 50, Nos. 3,4 (1980): 603-608.

 

 

1980

"What are We Doing When We Interpret a Text?--Variations on the Theme of Hermeneutic Handeln," Eros: A Journal of Philosophy and the Literary Arts, 7 (June 1980): 1-47. A special issue on hermeneutics and philosophical anthropology.

 

 

1980

"The Liminality of Hermes and the Meaning of Hermeneutics," Proceedings of the Heraclitean Society (Michigan State University, Kalamazoo), 5 (1980): 4-11.

 

 

1978

"Toward a Postmodern Hermeneutics of Performance," in Performance in Postmodern Culture, ed. Michel Benamou and Charles Caramello. Published by the Center for Twentieth Century Studies of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Madison: Coda Press, 1978, pp. 19-33. Subsequently translated into Italian as "Verso un'ermeneutica postmodern della performance," by Peter Carravetta, for Postmoderno e letteratura: Percorsi e visioni della critica in America, ed. Peter Carravetta and Paolo Spedicato. Milan: Bompiani, 1984, pp. 259-71.

 

 

1977

"Postmodernity and Hermeneutics," Boundary 2, 5 (Winter 1977): 363-93.

 

 

1976

"The Postmodernity of Heidegger," Boundary 2, 4 (Winter 1976): 411-32. Reprinted in Martin Heidegger and the Question of Literature, ed. William V. Spanos. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979, pp. 71-92. Recently translated into Spanish as "La postmodernidad de Heidegger" by José María Rojo Sanza (Valčncia) for Dialogo filosofico, Nş 14 (Mayo/Agosto 1989), 165-85. Madrid: Ediciones Encuentro.

 

 

1975

"Toward a Postmodern Interpretive Self-Awareness," Journal of Religion, 15 (July 1975): 313-26. In a special issue devoted to hermeneutics.

 

 

1975

"Hermeneutics and Social Science," response to a paper by Hans-Georg Gadamer at the Boston College Colloquium on Hermeneutics and Criticial Theory in 1974, Cultural Hermeneutics, 2 (February 1975): 317-19.

 

 

1975

"Über Kommunikationssteuerung beim Schauspieler" and "Über Brechts Massnahmen gegen die Gewalt," two responses at the sixth biennial conference of the "Poetik und Hermeneutik Arbeitsgruppe," held in Bad Homburg, Germany, September 1972. These contributions are on pp. 466-67 and 562-63 in Positionen der Negativität, ed. Harald Weinrich. Munich: Fink, 1975.

 

 

1974

"The Postmodern Turn in Philosophy of Interpretation," Journal of the Illinois Speech and Theater Association, 28 (Fall 1974): 1-6.

 

 

1973

"Phenomenology as Foundation for a Postmodern Philosophy of Literary Interpretation," Cultural Hermeneutics, 1 (Summer 1973): 207-23.

 

 

1972

"Vorschlag: Eine Philosophie der literarischen Interpretation," paper presented in German at the University of Konstanz, June 6, 1972, and in English at the University of Heidelberg (Abteil Anglistik), July 7, 1972. Not submitted for publication.

 

 

1969

"Hermeneutics and Methodology," Continuum, 7 (Winter-Spring 1969): 1953-58. A programmatic editorial proposing an Interdisciplinary Institute for Hermeneutics.

 

 

1967

"Is Objectivity an Idol?" in The Teacher in the University, ed. Richard N. Bender. Nashville: National Council of Churches, 1967, pp. 13-21. Pamphlet. One of four papers presented at a regional conference at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

 

 

1967

"Toward a Broader Concept of Interpretation: A Programmatic Essay," Illinois Speech Journal, 21 (1967): 3-14.

 

 

1962

"Existentialism in T. S. Eliot's The Family Reunion," Modern Drama, 14 (September 1962): 174-86.

 

 

1960

"Have You Met Kierkegaard?" Restoration Review, 2 (Winter 1960): 10-20.

 

 

1959

"Existentialism in the Theology of Paul Tillich," Redlands Student Journal [University of Redlands, California], 1 (Spring 1959): 1-7.

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