New PDF release: A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger

By Michael Friedman

ISBN-10: 0812694244

ISBN-13: 9780812694246

ISBN-10: 0812694252

ISBN-13: 9780812694253

Since the Thirties, philosophy has been divided into camps: the analytic culture which prevails within the Anglophone international and the continental culture which holds sway over the ecu continent.

A Parting of the Ways seems on the origins of this break up in the course of the lens of 1 defining episode: the disputation in Davos, Switzerland, in 1929, among the 2 most outstanding German philosophers, Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger. This watershed debate was once attended by means of Rudlf Carnap, a consultant of the Vienna Circle of logical positivists.

Michael Friedman exhibits how philosophical transformations interacted with political occasions. either Carnap and Heidegger viewd their philosophical efforts as tied to their radical social outlooks, with Carnap at the left and Heidegger at the correct, whereas Cassirer used to be within the conciliatory classical culture of liveral republicanism. the increase of Hitler ended in the emigration from Europe of such a lot prime philosophers, together with Carnap and Cassirer, leaving Heidegger by myself at the continent.

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