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Neo-kantianism in Contemporary Philosophy



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This comprehensive treatment of Neo-Kantianism discusses the main topics and key figures of the movement and their intersection with other 20th-century philosophers. With the advent of phenomenology, existentialism, and the Frankfurt School, Neo-Kantianism was deemed too narrowly academic and science-oriented to compete with new directions in philosophy. These essays bring Neo-Kantianism back into contemporary philosophical discourse. They expand current views of the Neo-Kantians and reassess the movement and the philosophical traditions emerging from it. This groundbreaking volume provides new and important insights into the history of philosophy, the scope of transcendental thought, and Neo-Kantian influence on the sciences and intellectual culture.

Author Biography

Rudolf A. Makkreel is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is author of Dilthey, Philosopher of the Human Studies and Imagination and Interpretation in Kant.

Sebastian Luft is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University and author of "Ph+˝nomenologie der Ph+˝nomenologie."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Neo-Kantianism
Neo-Kantianism and Phenomenology: The Problem of Intuitionp. 25
The Hermeneutics of Perception in Cassirer, Heidegger, and Husserlp. 41
Reconstruction and Reduction: Natorp and Husserl on Method and the Question of Subjectivityp. 59
The Neo-Kantian Heritage in Gadamerp. 92
The Nature of Transcendental Philosophy
Interpreting Kant Correctly: On the Kant of the Neo-Kantiansp. 113
The Highest Principle and the Principle of Origin in Hermann Cohen's Theoretical Philosophyp. 132
Transcendental Logic and Minimal Empiricism: Lask and McDowell on the Unboundedness of the Conceptualp. 150
The Neo-Kantians and the Sciences
Ernst Cassirer and Thomas Kuhn: The Neo-Kantian Tradition in the History and Philosophy of Sciencep. 177
To Reach for Metaphysics: ╔mile Boutroux's Philosophy of Sciencep. 192
History, Culture, and Value
Wilhelm Dilthey and the Neo-Kantians: On the Conceptual Distinctions between Geisteswissenschaften and Kulturwissenschaftenp. 253
The Multiplicity of Virtues and the Problem of Unity in Hermann Cohen's Ethics and Philosophy of Religionp. 272
Is Cassirer a Neo-Kantian Methodologically Speaking?p. 293
List of Contributorsp. 315
Indexp. 319
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