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

Gadamer and Religion
OCHS Library
Dr Jessica Frazier
Friday, 30 May 2014 - 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.