A distinct logic to Gadamer's early writings makes them more than
mere precursors to the mature thought that appeared in Truth and
Method. They contain their own, new and different, 'philosophical
hermeneutics' and are worth reading with a fresh eye. The young
Gadamer began his publication career by arguing that Plato's
ethical writings did not 'express' doctrine but rather depended
upon the 'play' of language among speakers in an ethical discourse... more...