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Hans-Georg Gadamer —
born on February 11, 1900,
died on March 13, 2002
Hans-Georg Gadamer was a German philosopher of the continental tradition, best known for his 1960 magnum opus Truth and Method on hermeneutics... (wikipedia)
I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education - aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness - presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.