Between ethics and dialectic: facing Plato and Gadamer

Marcelo Perine


From Gadamer’s Habilitation thesis, “Plato’s dialectical ethics. Phenomenological Interpretations Relating to the Philebus” (1928), this article seeks to highlight the fundamental lines of Plato’s image, outlined in that author’s first philosophical publication (1931). The con- frontation with the themes of ethics and dialectic, in the current state of Platonic studies, indicates that in Plato’s image drawn in the early confrontation with the Philebus, clearly influenced by the phenomenological notion of Dasein, one already finds the fundamen- tal features of what will become Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics, fully emancipated from Heideggerian tutelage.

Keywords: Plato, Gadamer, ethics, dialectic, phenomenology, hermeneutics.


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