Translator's Preface 1. The Meaning of Beginning 2. Hermeneutic Access to the Beginning 3. Solid Ground: Plato and Aristotle 4. Life and Soul: The Pbaedo 5. The Soul between Nature and Spirit 6. From the Soul to the Logos: The Theatetusand the Sophist 7. Aristotle's Doxographical Approach 8. Ionic Thinking in Aristotle's Physics 9. Parmenides and the Opinions of the Mortals 10. Parmenides and Being Index
Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) was a celebrated and influential continental philosopher. He spent the majority of his teaching career at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he became emeritus professor in 1968. He is the author of The Beginning of Knowledge and Truth and Method.