In the linguistic turn in phenomenology, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Jacques Derrida are often painted to be related only tangentially. While the problems presented by the processes of interpretation (Hermeneutics, for the uninitiated) are vital to both thinkers, Gadamer is hailed as a conservative romantic thinker, while Derrida is resigned to the title of ironist, and, by his critics, a linguistic and epistemological nihilist. 2,177 more words