Hegel and Hermeneutical Philosophy of the Political

Andrzej Przyłębski

The author of the article traces the influence of the social and political philosophy Hegel’s on the idea of “Hermeneutical Philosophy”, developed by Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer, as well as reflects on the characteristics of its possible approach to the questions of politics. He emphasizes in his paper the “primacy of the communitarian” and “fundamental republican” attitude within the hermeneutical philosophy towards this questions. He confronts it also with individualistic and nihilistic attitude within the “postmodern thought” of Rorty, Derrida, Caputo, Vattimo, Foucault and Agamben, that he regards not so much as a “radicalisation of hermeneutics”, but rather as its abuse.

Przyłębski 2

Keywords: Hermeneutical Philosophy · Political Philosophy · Communitarism · Hegel

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