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Explicar y comprender
Explicar y comprender

Explicar y comprender


380 Pages, 6.75 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9788492751846

Rights: US & CA

Plaza y Valdes (Jun 2019)

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Parting from the current philosophical perspective, this volume picks up the 'explanation-comprehension' debate, from its origins in Dilthey to the approaches that transcend the purely methodological view. This book contains a critical evaluation of the transformation the discussion has undergone in the field of contemporary philosophy and the theoretical productivity and interest that it has in different fields, like those of the human and social sciences. It is a debate that reflects the self-understanding of philosophy in the 20th century and that expands on the formation of the philosophical problems of the currents of thought that indirectly contribute to form. With contributions of prominent specialists, the questions tackled compile various approximations from the historical, phenomenological, analytical, and hermeneutical approaches, as well as those of critical theory. Some of the authors whose contributions deserve special attention are: Von Wright, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Popper, Huh, Gadamer, Davidson, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt, and Habermas.Partiendo de la perspectiva filosófica actual, este volumen recoge la controversia "explicación-comprensión", desde sus orígenes en Dilthey hasta los planteamientos que trascienden el aspecto puramente metodológico. En el libro se realiza una evaluación crítica de la transformación que la discusión ha tenido en el ámbito de la filosofía contemporánea y la productividad teórica e interés que tiene en diferentes ámbitos, como los de las ciencias humanas y sociales. Un debate que refleja la autocomprensión de la filosofía en el siglo XX y que se desarrolla al hilo de la formación de los problemas filosóficos y de las corrientes de pensamiento que indirectamente contribuye a formar. Con contribuciones de destacados especialistas, las cuestiones abordadas recogen diferentes aproximaciones que van desde los planteamientos históricos, fenomenológicos, analíticos y hermenéuticos, hasta los de la teoría crítica. Algunos de los autores cuyas aportaciones merecen especial atención son: Von Wright, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Popper, Kuhn, Gadamer, Davidson, Merleau-Ponty, Arendt y Habermas.

Author Biography

David Perez Chico earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Laguna with a thesis on Stanley Cavell. He is currently a professor of logic, philosophy of language, and cognitive systems at the University of Zaragosa. He has edited, together with Moises Barroso, several collective volumes. He recently translated Stanley Cavell's book Contesting Tears: the Hollywood Melodrama of the Unknown Woman. His work centers on aspects of the philosophies of Cavell and Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of language and the mind.  Luisa Paz Rodriguez Suarez earned her doctorate in philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and she is now a professor at the University of Zaragosa. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Freiburg, the German Literary Archive in marbach, and the Weimar Classic Foundation. Her research has centered on the philosophy of Heidegger and its presence in contemporary thought, on the contribution of Rilke to existentialism, and on questions related to the problem of language, knowledge, subjectivity, and technology. Besides publishing essays in collections and international academic journals, she is the author of several books.