A metaphorical conversation: Gadamer and zhuangzi on textual unity
In Truth and Method, Gadamer asserts that prior to beginning the process of understanding a text, we make certain assumptions about the text being a unity modeled on a one-on-one conversation. How should we approach a text that was composed by so many authors over such a long span of time? Using resources from the Zhuangzi, I argue for expanding the metaphor across time, space, and identity in order to rethink Gadamer's assumption and its operative metaphor.
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
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Mattice S. A Metaphorical Conversation: Gadamer andZhuangzion Textual Unity. Journal of Chinese philosophy. 2015;42(1-2):86-.