Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics represents a response to relativism. In working out his position, Gadamer by and large follows the phenomenological path staked out in Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time. This chapter critiques Gadamer’s response to relativism and suggests that hermeneutics will do better if it also considers the resources offered by pre-Heideggerian phenomenology, especially the work of Edith Stein.