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Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hans-Georg Gadamer (February 11, 1900 - March 13, 2002) was a German philosopher best known for his 1960 work on epistemology and the scientific method, Truth and Method (Wahrheit und Methode). Gadamer was influenced greatly by the works of Wilhelm Dilthey[?], and Martin Heidegger (with whom he studied). Gadamer is also noted for his debates with fellow philosopher Jurgen Habermas. He was born in Marburg, Germany and died in Heidelberg, Germany.

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  • Nothing exists except through language.
  • I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.

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