Thursday, August 05, 2004

Comfort for Middle-Aged Scholars

I am not sure whether I heard Hans-Georg Gadamer says this, or whether I read it in one of his books: "Die Erntejahren eines Gelehrten kommen spaet." "The harvest years of a scholar come late." That was certainly true in his case. His influential Wahrheit und Methode appeared in 1960 when he was sixty years old.