Ideas from 'Truth and Method' by Hans-Georg Gadamer [1960], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Truth and Method (rev)' by Gadamer,Hans-Georg [Continuum 2004,0-8264-7697-x]].

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22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / b. Fact and value
Facts don't oppose values; they are integrated into each person's aspirations
                        Full Idea: Gadamer shows that we cannot oppose facts to values, but that all facts are integrated into meaningful wholes through a personal commitment to some kind of vision of how things ought to be.
                        From: report of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Truth and Method [1960]) by Jens Zimmermann - Hermeneutics: a very short introduction
                        A reaction: Straw man here. Whoever said that facts were 'opposed' to values? Certainly not David Hume. Any sensible empiricist of that type would try to develop values that integrated nicely with the facts. Gadamer seems to be denying facts.