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Truth and Experience

Between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Editor(s): Gaetano Chiurazzi, Dorthe Jørgensen, Søren Tinning
Contributors: Rasmus Dyring, Daniele Campesi, Dorthe Jørgensen, Gaetano Chiurazzi, Jens Linderoth, Silvana Ballnat,

Book Description

The spirit of this book is explorative. It meets the contemporary challenge posed by experience and truth with a critical openness that allows for the full complexity of these concepts to be investigated.

The distinction between experience and truth has become subject to finitude; how then can these words and concepts be defined? What might be understood by experience and truth, when the distinction between them is not transformed once and for all (eternally), but once and again (historically)?

The contributors to the book investigate a wide range of questions revolving around this challenge to the contemporary understanding of experience and truth. They do so through the perspectives of phenomenology and hermeneutics, while also shedding new light on phenomenological and hermeneutic thought as such – on the distinction between phenomenology and hermeneutics, as well as on the interrelation between such philosophical thought and other fields of thought and culture.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8363-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8363-8
Date of Publication: 01/12/2015
Pages / Size: 355 / A5
Price: £52.99


Dorthe Jørgensen is Professor of Philosophy and the History of Ideas at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. She holds a PhD in History of Ideas, as well as a Higher Doctorate in Philosophy, and another Higher Doctorate in Theology. She is Scandinavia’s primary expert in philosophical aesthetics and the history of aesthetics, and has published numerous monographs on philosophical, historical, and theological issues.

Gaetano Chiurazzi is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Torino, Italy. He has studied and worked as a Research Fellow in the Universities of Torino, Berlin, Heidelberg, and Paris. His interests focus especially on Ancient philosophy, and French and German modern and contemporary philosophy, with emphasis on Derrida, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and Gadamer.

Søren Tinning received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Torino, having studied at the Universities of Aarhus, Bologna, and Barcelona. His research focuses on the concept of the limit, especially in Kant and Heidegger, and, more recently, in relation to border studies. He is a member of the editorial staff of Trópos: Rivista di ermeneutica e critica filosofica.