Understanding and explanation : a transcendental-pragmatic perspective

Karl-Otto Apel ; translated by Georgia Warnke

The explanation versus understanding debate was important to the philosophy of the social sciences from the time of Dilthey and Weber through the work of Popper and Hempel. In recent years, with the development of interpretive approaches in hermeneutics, phenomenology, and language analysis, the problematic has become absolutely central. The broad literature to which it has given rise, while still split along "analytic" versus "continental" lines, shows increasing signs of a reunification in philosophy. G. H. von Wright's important book, Explanation and Understanding, originally published in 1971, is a good example of this trend.In Understanding and Explanation, Karl-Otto Apel takes von Wright's work as a point of departure for a rigorous, penetrating analysis of the issues involved. After reviewing the failure of earlier discussions to resolve these issues, Apel develops his own approach in light of the turn from logico-semantic to pragmatic analysis of language in post-Wittgensteinian philosophy. In doing so, he constructs bridges that reach back to themes and positions of the German tradition of the Geisteswissenschaften, but from strikingly new angles.Karl-Otto Apel holds the chair for social philosophy at the University of Frankfurt. His book is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.

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書名 Understanding and explanation : a transcendental-pragmatic perspective
著作者等 Apel, Karl-Otto
Warnke, Georgia
書名別名 Die Erklären-Verstehen-Kontroverse in transzendental-pragmatischer Sicht
シリーズ名 Studies in contemporary German social thought
出版元 MIT Press
刊行年月 c1984
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xxii, 293 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0262510413
NCID BA00475715
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国