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Terminologies: here, special features of the language use of the individual authors are explained.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Habermas III 192
Terminology/Gadamer/Habermas: "anticipation of perfection": the interpreter must assume that the delivered text, despite its initial inadequacy for the interpreter, represents a reasonable, i. e. justifiable expression under certain presuppositions. Thereby, a) an immanent sense unit is assumed, b) the understanding is guided by "transcendent sense expectations that arise from the relationship to the truth of the meant". (1)
Habermas III 193
Horizon fusion/Gadamer/Habermas: every successful interpretation is accompanied by the expectation that the author and his addressees, if they could only "bridge the time gap" (...), could share our understanding of their text. Authors and interpreters would then have to detach themselves from their own horizons in a similar way as we, as interpreters, expand our own horizons.

1.H.G. Gadamer, Wahrheit und Methode, Tübingen 1960, S. 278.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Gadamer I
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

Ha I
J. Habermas
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981

Jürgen Habermas
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981

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