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...