A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger

By: Friedman, Michael

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Since the 1930s, philosophy has been divided into two camps: the analytic tradition which prevails in the Anglophone world and the continental tradition which holds sway over the European continent. A Parting of the Ways looks at the origins of this split through the lens of one defining episode: the disputation in Davos, Switerzland, in 1929, between the two most eminent German philosophers, Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger. This watershed debate was attended by Rudolf Carnap, a representative of the Vienna Circle of logical positivists. Michael Friedman shows how philosophical differences interacted with political events. Both Carnap and Heidegger viewed their philosophical efforts as tied to their radical social outlooks, with Carnap on the left and Heidegger on the right, while Cassirer was in the conciliatory classical tradition of liberal republicanism. The rise of Hitler led to the emigration from Europpe of most leading philosophers, including Carnap and Cassirer, leaving Heidegger alone on the continent.

Title: A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger

Author Name: Friedman, Michael

Categories: Philosophers,

Publisher: Open Court:

ISBN Number: 0812694252

ISBN Number 13: 9780812694253


Book Condition: New

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