By Michael Friedman
Starting with a disagreement in 1929 in Switzerland, Michael Friedman examines how the paintings of 3 pivotal philosophers advanced and intertwined over numerous years, finally giving upward push to 2 very assorted faculties of inspiration - analytic philosophy and continental. the writer explores the clashes that set them aside as they built their very own radical new principles.
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Extra info for A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger
Husserl explains, in particular, that phenomenology is not cmpirical psychology, because it aims to elucidate the underlying a priori structures or "essences" of psychological phenomena. IlJlissmschaften) ail properly empirical investigations must be preceded by an a priori (phenomenological) delineation of the conceptual structure of the domain of consciousness (clucidation of the nature of perception, recollection, imaginative representation, and so on). Merely experimental or introspective psychology ("I1aturalistic" psychology) is therdore in the same insecure position as pre-Galilean science of nature.
Now, as explained above, Rickert's fundamental distinctions lead naturally to equally fundamental problems-problems which stand out especially vividly in the work of Lask. In particular, once we have so sharply delimited the realm of pure logie from ail "neighboring" realms, it then becomes radieally unclear how the logieal realm is at ail connected with the real world of temporal being [Sein], with either the realm of empirical nature where the objects of our (empirical) cognition reside or the realm of psychological happenings where our acts of judgment reside.
A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger by Michael Friedman