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Friday, March 23, 2012
 
In Al Jazeera, Santiago Zabala on being understood by Gadamer.
If the realm of language was so important for the German master it's because it is impossible for us to know ourselves once and for all; self-understanding is a never-ending process, an activity that must be repeated, a task always still to be performed. Thus Gadamer's most famous dictum: "Being that can be understood is language," was meant primarily to underscore a crucial drawback that still today determines the limitations of many contemporary philosophers: ignorance of the other.
 
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