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Notes on Gadamer, 1

From Truth and Method.  Notes on Section 1. Bildung:  the properly human way of developing one’s capacities; culture. reveals a new tacit dimension of man’s existence. Erlebnis: an experience you have; connected with a subject’s knowing Erfahrung: experience as an … Continue reading


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Rejoinder to Goldberg/National Review

I normally despise anything National Review writes, but every now and then they can be very helpful even if very wrong.  In “Denationalizing Politics” Jonah Goldberg notes, Donald Trump almost never uses the language of traditional American conservatism, with its … Continue reading

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Notes on Matt Johnson’s take on Herder

This is a highlight of Matthew Raphael Johnson’s “Some Thoughts on Johann Herder and Modernism” (originally available at http://www.rusjournal.com/herder.html; accessed 19 February 2009.  That website is now defunct and Johnson is slowly moving his material to the new and highly-recommended … Continue reading

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