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Author Truwant, Simon, author.

Title Cassirer and Heidegger in Davos : the philosophical arguments / Simon Truwant
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages)
Contents Introduction: What is at stake in the Davos debate? -- Reconstructing the Davos debate -- Cassirer's transformation of the critique of reason into a critique of culture -- Heidegger's reading of transcendental philosophy as phenomenological ontology -- Receptivity or spontaneity : two readings of The critique of pure reason -- Cassirer's functional account of the 'animal symbolicum' -- Heidegger's existential analytic of 'Dasein' -- Infinity or finitude : the quest for existential orientation -- Cassirer's functional conception of philosophy -- Heidegger's hermeneutic conception of philosophy -- Enlightenment or therapy : the cosmopolitan task of philosophy -- Conclusion: The terminus a quo and terminus ad quem of the Davos debate
Summary "In March 1929, the philosophers Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger met in Davos, Switzerland to debate the Kantian concepts of freedom and rationality. Their debate has come to have great significance as a point at which the divide between analytic and continental philosophy became established, and also, arguably, when the old order represented by Cassirer was forced to give way to a new one represented by Heidegger. In this book, the first detailed philosophical analysis of the debate itself, Simon Truwant shows how Cassirer's and Heidegger's disagreement about the meaning of Kant's philosophy was motivated by their different views about the human condition, which in turn were motivated by their opposing conceptions of what the task of philosophy should ultimately be. He shows that these two very different opponents share a grand philosophical concern: to comprehend and aid the human being's capacity to orient itself in and towards the world"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 11, 2022)
Subject Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945.
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976
Continental philosophy -- Switzerland -- Davos
Analysis (Philosophy) -- Switzerland -- Davos
Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century.
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern.
Analysis (Philosophy)
Continental philosophy
Philosophy, Modern
Switzerland -- Davos
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021057931
ISBN 9781009019569