Gadamer on the Nature of Understanding

“All understanding is ultimately self-understanding…. A person who understands, understands himself…. Understanding begins when something addresses us. This requires…the fundamental suspension of our own prejudices.”

Hans-Georg Gadamer

Truth and Method

Excerpted from: Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1998.

 

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