oa Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology - Gadamer's hermeneutic contribution to a theory of time-consciousness

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1445-7377



The nature of time-consciousness is one of the central themes of phenomenology, and one that all major phenomenologists have addressed at length, except Hans-Georg Gadamer. This paper attempts to develop Gadamer's account of time-consciousness by looking, firstly, at two essays related to the topic, and then turning to his discussion of experience in Truth and Method (1960/1991) before, finally, considering his discussion of the unique temporality of the festival in the essay ""The Relevance of the Beautiful"" (1977/1986). What we find in Gadamer's understanding of time is an emphasis on the epochal structure of time-consciousness.

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