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Author Walhof, Darren R., 1969-
Title The democratic theory of Hans-Georg Gadamer / Darren Walhof.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, 2017.

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Author Walhof, Darren R., 1969-
Subject Gadamer, Hans-Georg, 1900-2002.
Political science.
Communication in politics.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface and Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Paying Attention to Reality; 1.1 Plato's Cave and the Critique of Modern Theory; 1.2 Democratic Theory in a Hermeneutical Register; Chapter 2: Disclosing Truth; 2.1 Knowing the Good; 2.2 The Sedimentation of Truth in Language; 2.3 Truth as Unconcealedness; 2.4 Truth and Politics; Chapter 3: Conversation and Understanding; 3.1 Gadamer's Phenomenology of Conversation; 3.2 Risking Prejudices; 3.3 12 Angry Men; 3.4 The Epistemic Demands of Deliberative Democracy; 3.5 The Rhetorical Turn; 3.6 Rhetoric, Truth, and Democratic Dialogue
Chapter 4: Tradition, Religion, and Democratic Citizenship; 4.1 Religion and the Public Sphere; 4.2 Gadamer on Tradition; 4.3 Conceptualizing Religion as Tradition; 4.4 Religious Identity and the Ethics of Democratic Citizenship; Chapter 5: Solidarity, Friendship, and Democratic Hope; 5.1 Friendship; 5.2 Difference; 5.3 Solidarity; 5.4 Democratic Hope; Epilogue: Between Citizens; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book examines the distinctive contribution that the writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer make to democratic theory. Walhof argues that Gadamer’s hermeneutical philosophy enlarges our perspective by shifting our view away from individual citizens to what exists between citizens, thereby allowing us to envision political realities that are otherwise hard to see. These realities include the disclosure of truth in democratic politics; achieving common ground in democratic dialogue, even amidst significant disagreement and diversity; the public and political nature of the religious traditions that make claims on and shape citizens; and the solidarities that connect us to each other and enable democratic action. The author argues that bringing these dimensions to awareness enriches our theories of democracy and is particularly crucial in an era of hyper-partisanship, accelerating inequality, and social conflicts involving racial, sexual, and religious identities.-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN 9783319468648 (electronic bk.)
3319468642 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 964698682

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