Session 3: Gadamer’s Metaphysics: Vitalism, Spirit, and Immanence

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: May 30, 2014
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Amid theologies of Being and secular philosophies, Gadamer explored a middle ground of non-theistic perspectives, reclaiming a philosophy of immanent ‘spirit’. in his work on Plato and Hegel, he was often in dialogue with the classical Greek and later German traditions of ‘pantheist’ or ‘immanentist’ thought found in Spinoza, Lessing, Schleiermacher, Dilthey, and others. In many respects, Gadamer appears as one of the twentieth century’s first philosophers of immanence.