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Gadamer on Authority

Kristján G. Arngrímsson
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This paper aims to clarify an important distinction which is lingering within Hans-Georg Gadamer's words on authority, and is necessary for making his attempt at rehabilitation of authority viable. This is the distinction between genuine authority and formal authority. The importance of this distinction is further explicated with reference to the famous Milgram-experiment on obedience to authority.

Published Online: 2010-03-19
Published in Print: 2002-May

© Philosophia Press 2002

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