Spreading the Word: Lecture on Gadamer and Hermeneutics II

Last week, I shared with you a video lecture by Dr Michael Sugrue on Hans-Georg Gadamer, an influential 20th-century German philosopher who developed philosophical hermeneutics. This branch of philosophy focuses on human understanding, interpretation, and meaning creation.

Today, I share another take on Gadamer’s philosophy – Understanding and Dialogue: What I Have Learned from H. G. Gadamer. Presented by Ante Jeroncic, who teaches ethics, philosophy, and theology at Andrews University, it is a recent video lecture published in 2020 on his YouTube channel, The Craft of Living.

In addition to offering a deeply engaging interpretation of Gadamer’s hermeneutics, the author shares an unexpected personal experience with a book he had recently read. A living example of how our interpretations influence our understanding, which shapes how we act. Enjoy!

portrait of Hans-Georg Gadamer
Portrait of Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900 – 2002)*

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and thought-provoking article or video every weekend. I feel it is essential to care for our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

*Image credit: By Oto Vega Ponce – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33689977

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