Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes & Sayings

9 most famous Hans-Georg Gadamer quotes and sayings (philosopher).

Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes
“In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Nothing exists except through language.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes
“I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.”
Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it - what is said.”

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