, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 603-608
Date: 01 Dec 2012

Ramón Rodriguez: Hermenéutica y subjetividad

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Considered the first heir of Heidegger’s phenomenology, hermeneutical philosophy walks in the master’s footsteps when it tries to bring into question the primacy granted to subjectivity by modern philosophy. However legitimate this task may be, it is often regarded as leading directly to the abandonment of any philosophical truth claim and, therefore, as a deviation that drives philosophy on impassable roads. To show that the critique of subjectivity still offers a fecund ground—beyond some excesses of Déconstruction, Ramón Rodríguez’s book on hermeneutics and subjectivity analyzes, paraphrasing Nietzsche, “the advantage and disadvantage of history” for contemporary philosophy. The author, an important figure in the Hispanic philosophical world, is known for his research on Heidegger (La transformación hermenéutica de la fenomenología, 1997; Heidegger y la crisis de la época moderna, 2006) and on hermeneutics (Del sujeto y la verdad, 2004). This new book contains a series of texts that