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By Michael Friedman

ISBN-10: 0812694244

ISBN-13: 9780812694246

Starting with a disagreement in 1929 in Switzerland, Michael Friedman examines how the paintings of 3 pivotal philosophers advanced and intertwined over a number of years, finally giving upward push to 2 very various colleges of proposal - analytic philosophy and continental. the writer explores the clashes that set them aside as they constructed their very own radical new rules.

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And it is this methodological series, for Cassirer, that represents the ultimate datum tor epistemology. Hence, sincc we never in fact find either unformed matter or contentless form within this series, these concepts must be viewed rather as abstractions having only a relative meaning at some or another particular stage. 38 What is at stake here becomes c1earer if we contrast both approaches, that of the Southwest and that of the Marburg School, with the approach originally taken by Kant himse\f.

This issue will be pursued further below. 31. Carnap ex plains his neD- Kantian philosophical training in [Carnap, 1963a, pp. 4,11-12]. Writings of Cassirer, Natorp, and Rickert (as weil as Bauch) pla)' an important role in the Aufbatt: see [Carnap, 1928a, §§ 5,12,64,65,75,162,163,179]. 32. Some of the most important epistemological works of the two traditions are [Cohen, 1902], [Natorp, 1910], [Cassirer, 1910], and [Rickert, 1882]. Very usdili summary presentations of the basic ideas of the two traditions are [Rickert, 1909] and [Natorp, 1912].

As he explains in 47. The referenc<: is to [Lotze, 1874, §§ 316-320]; see, for exampk, [Heidegger, 1978, p. 170]. 48. See [Heidegger, 1978, pp. 214-289]; as Heidegger notes, his discussion here is based on [Rickert, 1911]. See the discussion of the dispute bet:ween Natorp and Rickert on this matter in chapter 3 abo\'e. 49. [Heidegger, 1978, p. 273]. , p. 287]. 41 Heideglfer the Preface to the third edition of Der Gegenstand der Erkenntnis (1915, dedicated to Lask), it is precisely the role of the "transcendental subject" (in Rickert's own terms, the "cognitive subject" or the "theoretical subject") to bind the realms of being and validity together: We thus arrive at two worlds, a [world otl being [eine,' seinden] and a [world otl validity [einer geltenden].

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