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

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Translations

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "From Word to Concept: The Task of Hermeneutics as Philosophy," in Gadamer’s Repercussions: Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics, edited by Bruce Krajewski (Berkeley: University of California Press, late 2002), pp. 1-12.

 A translation of "Vom Wort zum Begriff," from the Gadamer Lesebuch ed. Jean Grondin (Tübingen: Mohr, 1997), pp 100-110.  It will be included in my translation of the Gadamer Lesebuch, Northwestern University Press, 2005.

 

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Word and Picture-So True, so Full of Being!" a translation of "Wort und Bild, so Wahr, so seiend!" (1992). From his Gesammelte Werke 8(1993): 373-399. To be included in The Gadamer Reader,  my translation of the Gadamer Lesebuch.   Unpublished. 

 

Hans-Georg Gadamer "A Retrospective Dialogue on the Collective Writings and their Effective History." An interview with Jean Grondin in the Gadamer Lesebuch (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997), 280-295. Was to be included in Gadamer in Conversation as an added essay, but we encountered permission problems with Mohr, who wanted to bundle it with the Lesebuch.  It is included in The Gadamer Reader, my translation of the Gadamer Lesebuch.

 

 

2007

The Gadamer Reader: A Bouquet of the Later Writings (Topics in Historical Philosophy)

Published in German- 1997

The Gadamer Reader: A Bouquet of the Later Writings

My translation of the Gadamer Lesebuch plus 3 essays marked*

Table of Contents

1.     Aubiographical Reflections, pp. 3-38

2.     Classical and Philosophical Hermemeutics, pp. 41-71

3.     The Universality of the Hermeneutical Problem (tr. Linge) 72-88

4.     Language and Understanding, pp. 89-107

5.     From Word to Concept, pp. 108-20

6.     Aesthetics and Hermeneutics (tr. Linge), pp. 123-31

7.     On the Truth of the Word, pp. 132-55

8.     Text and Interpretation, pp. 156-91

9.     The Artwork in Word and Image (Wort und Bild), 192-224

10.  *Hermeneutics as Practical Philosophy (tr. Lawrence), 227-45

11.  *H. as Theoretical and Practical Task (tr. Lawrence), 246-65

12.  Greek Philosophy and Modern Thinking, pp. 266-73

13. On the Possibility of a Philosophical Ethics (tr. Weinsheimer), 274-89

14.  Plato as Portraitist (tr. Findling & Gabova), 293-321

15.  The Heritage of Hegel (tr. Lawrence), 322-44

16.  Heidegger and the Language of Metaphysics (tr. Linge), 345-55

17.  Hermeneutics and the Ontological Difference, 356-71

18.  *Hermeneutics Tracking the Trace [on Derrida], 372-406

19.  A Look Back over his Collected Works (a talk with Jean Grondin, the editor of the German edition), pp. 409-27

2002

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "From Word to Concept: The Task of Hermeneutics as Philosophy," in Gadamer’s Repercussions: Reconsidering Philosophical Hermeneutics, edited by Bruce Krajewski (Berkeley: University of California Press, late 2002), pp. 1-12.  A translation of "Vom Wort zum Begriff," from the Gadamer Lesebuch ed. Jean Grondin (Tübingen: Mohr, 1997), pp 100-110.  It is included in my translation of the Gadamer Lesebuch, Northwestern University Press, 2007. 

 

2001

Hans-Georg Gadamer. " 'The real Nazis had no interest at all in us'—a conversation with Dörte von Westernhagen." Translation of a 1989 interview published in Das Argument 182 (1990): 543-555.  In Gadamer in Conversation (2001).

2001

Hans-Georg Gadamer. "The Greeks, Our Teachers: A Conversation with Glenn W. Most." Translation of an interview in Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie (1994):139-149. In my Gadamer in Conversation.

 

2000

Reiner Wiehl, "The Definition of the Person in European Culture." Data not yet available, but it was published in a volume of essays from a conference on the Person in European Culture held in Heidelberg, July, 1997.

 

 

1977

Edmund Husserl, "Phenomenology and Anthropology," co-translated with Tom Sheehan for Edmund Husserl, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology: the Britannica article (in all four drafts), The Amsterdam Lectures, and Husserl's marginal remarks in both Being and Time and Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. 493-510.

 

 

1977

Edmund Husserl, "Marginal Comments on Heidegger's Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics." In Edmund Husserl, ibid., pp. 445-481.

 

 

1997

Edmund Husserl, "The Amsterdam Lectures." Translation of the "Amsterdamer Vorträge," from his Phänomenologische Psychologie, Husserliana, volume 9, pp. 301-48. English title: "The Amsterdam Lectures." In Edmund Husserl, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology, a collection of essays Tom Sheehan and I translated regarding the Husserl and Heidegger split: the Britannica article (in all four drafts), "Phänomenologie," The Amsterdam Lectures, "Phenomenology and Anthropology," plus Husserl's marginal remarks in Heidegger's Being and Time and Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics. Co-edited and cotranslated with Thomas Sheehan. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997. 219-261.

1997

Hans-Georg Gadamer, “Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and Ideology-Critique.” In Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time, edited by Walter Jost and Michael J. Hyde.  New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 313-334.

 

 

1997

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Poetizing and Thinking in Heidegger and in Hölderlin's Andenken" in Heidegger Toward the Turn: Essays on the Work of the 1930s, ed. James Risser. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997. 145-162

1997

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Reflections on My Philosophical Journey." Intellectual autobiography in The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer, Library of Living Philosophers series, edited by Lewis E. Hahn. LaSalle, IL: Open Court Press, 1997 pp. 3-63. Combines "Selbstdarstellung," GW 10: 479-508, with "Mit der Sprache Denken" GW 10: 346-353, and "Versuch einer Selbstkritik," GW 2: 3-23.

 

 

1992

Manfred Frank, "On Philosophy of Style," Common Knowledge 1, 1 (54-77). First issue of a new journal edited by Richard Nelson at the University of Texas at Dallas.

 

 

1989

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Text und Interpretation," in Text und Interpretation, ed. Philippe Forget (Munich: Fink, 1984), pp. 24-55, and reprinted in Gesammelte Werke 2: 330-60 (hereinafter TI and GW 2). Co-translated with Dennis J. Schmidt as "Text and Interpretation," in Dialogue and Deconstruction: The Gadamer-Derrida Encounter, edited and translated by Diane P. Michelfelder and Richard E. Palmer (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1989, 21-51. (see 1989 Books) Hereinafter abbreviated DD. Hereinafter Gesammelte Werke = GW

 

 

1989

Jacques Derrida, "Bonnes volontés de puissance (Une réponse à Hans-Georg Gadamer)" in Revue internationale de philosophie, Nº 151 (1984): 341-43, and in German translation, "Guter Wille zur Macht: Drei Fragen an Hans-Georg Gadamer" in TI:56-58. Co-translated with Diane Michelfelder as "Three Questions to Hans-Georg Gadamer" in DD:52-54.

 

 

1989

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Und dennoch: Macht des Guten Willens," in TI, 59-61. Co-translated with Diane Michelfelder as: "Reply to Jacques Derrida," DD: 55-57 (ibid. and see 1989 Books).

 

 

1989

Jacques Derrida, "Interpréter les signatures(Nietzsche/Heidegger): Deux questions," from a 21-page unpublished French manuscript supplied by Derrida, later published in his collection of essays, Psyche. The German translation had appeared as: "Guter Wille zur Macht (II): Die Unterschriften interpretieren (Nietzsche/Heidegger)," in TI, ibid., pp. 62-77. Diane Michelfelder and I first published it in English as "Interpreting Signatures (Nietzsche/Heidegger): Two Questions," in the tenth anniversary issue of Philosophy and Literature, 10,2 (October 1986): 246-62. Reprinted on pp. 58-71 of DD, ibid.

 

 

1989

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Zu Fred Dallmayrs Aufsatz," unpublished letter to Dallmayr, 12 pages. Co-translated with Diane Michelfelder as "Letter to Dallmayr (1985)," DD: 93-101. Now available in German under the title, "Dekonstruktion und Hermeneutik," in his GW 10:138-147.

 

 

1989

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Destruktion und Dekonstruktion," from his GW 2: 361-72. Co-translated with Geoffrey Waite of Cornell University as: "Destruktion and Deconstruction (1985)," DD: 102-13.

 

 

1989

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Hermeneutik und Logozentrismus," translated from an unpublished transcript. Subsequently published under the title, "Frühromantik, Hermeneutik, Dekonstruktivismus," in Die Aktualität der Frühromantik, ed. Ernst Behler and Jochen Hörisch (Paderborn: Ferninand Schöningh, 1987), 251-60. Co-translated with Diane Michelfelder as "Hermeneutics and Logocentrism," DD: 114-25.

 

 

1989

Manfred Frank, "Die Grenzen der Beherrschbarkeit der Sprache: Das Gespräch als Ort der Differenz zwischen Neostrukturalismus und Hermeneutik, from Text und Interpretation, ed. Philippe Forget (Munich: Fink, 1984), 181-213. Translated as: "Limits of the Human Control of Language: Dialogue as the Place of Difference between Neostructuralism and Hermeneutics, in DD: 150-161.

 

 

1989

Josef Simon, "Der gute Wille zum Verstehen und der Wille zur Macht: Bemerkungen zu einer 'unwahrscheinlichen Debatte,' " Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie," Heft 12, Nr. 3, 1987. Translated as: "Good Will to Understand and the Will to Power: Remarks on an 'Improbable Debate,'" DD, ibid.: 162-175. (See 1989 Books)

 

 

 

 

1971

Edmund Husserl, "Phänomenologie," from Gesammelte Schriften, Husserliana series, vol. 9. This text was originally written for the Encyclopedia Britannica (1927), but it was shortened by half and poorly translated. I retranslated it from the original German text and had my translation corrected by Herbert Spiegelberg, who provided an introductory essay on its historical background and significance for JBSP. First published in the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 1971, pp. 77-90, Spiegelberg introduction, pp. 74-76. In 1997, it was published, slightly revised, accompanied by all three previous drafts with analytic introduction by Thomas Sheehan in Edmund Husserl, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger (1927-1931), trans. Thomas Sheehan and Richard Palmer. See 1997 Books.

 

 

1970

Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Rhetoric, Hermeneutik und Ideologiekritik," from his Kleine Schriften, I: 113-30. New English title, "On the Scope and Function of Hermeneutical Reflection." Co-translated with Gisela Hess. First published in Continuum, 8 (1970): 77-95. Subsequently included in Hans-Georg Gadamer, Philosophical Hermeneutics, ed. David E. Linge (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976), pp. 18-43, and in Brice Wachterhauser, ed., Hermeneutics and Modern Philosophy (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986), pp. 277-99. Recently published under the original German title of "Rhetoric, Hermeneutics, and the Critique of Ideology" in Rhetoric and Hermeneutics in Our Time, edited by Michael J. Hyde and Walter Jost. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 313-334.

 

 

1969

Dieter Henrich, "Kunst und Kunstphilosophie der Gegenwart (Überlegungen mit Rücksicht auf Hegel)," from Immanente Aesthetik (Munich: Fink, 1966), pp. 11-32. Co-translated with Jim Morgan. English title, "Art and Philosophy of Art Today: Reflections with Reference to Hegel." Published in a collections of essays from the various meetings of the "Hermeneutik und Poetrik Arbeitsgruppe," ed. Richard E. Amacher and Victor Lange, New Perspectives in German Literary Criticism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969), pp. 103-33.

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