Quotations by Hans-Georg Gadamer

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Born: Sunday, February 11, 1900
Died: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 (102 years old)
Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: German


I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Books, Old, Years)

In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: History, Fact)

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer, the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Art, Work, Motives)

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education - aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness - presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Education, Being, Consciousness)

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Society, Family, Self, State)

Nothing exists except through language.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Language, Nothing)

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Focus)

The more language is a living operation, the less we are aware of it. Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language that its real being consists in what is said in it.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Being, Language, Living, Self)

The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it - what is said.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Keywords: Being, Language)







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