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Continental Divide

Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos

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ISBN 9780674064171

Publication Date: 03/05/2012

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448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • Heidegger and Cassirer at Davos
    • How Concepts Ramify
    • Two Images of Humanity
    • Thrownness and Spontaneity
    • Cassirer’s Philosophy: An Excursus
    • The Spontaneity Thesis
    • Substance, Function, Form
    • The Turn to Culture
    • Heidegger’s Philosophy: An Excursus
    • The Idea of an Existential Analytic
    • Thrownness, History, Fate
    • A World in Common
  • 1. Philosophy in Crisis
    • The Language of Crisis
    • The Problem of Generations
    • The Neo-Kantian Legacy
    • Southwestern and Marburg Neo-Kantianism
    • From Kantfeier to Kant-Krise
    • The Challenge of Philosophical Anthropology
    • From Husserl to Heidegger
    • From Cohen to Cassirer
  • 2. Setting the Stage
    • The Magic Mountain
    • A Locarno of the Intellectuals
    • Students, Teachers, Friends
    • The Young Heideggerian
    • Students as Scribes
    • Opening Day Ceremonies
  • 3. The Independent Lectures
    • Introduction
    • Cassirer’s Lectures on Philosophical Anthropology
    • Spirit and Life
    • Anticipations of the Debate
    • Heidegger’s Kant-Lectures
    • Heidegger’s Quarrel with Neo-Kantianism
    • Kant as Metaphysician
    • Heidegger’s Critique of Kulturphilosophie
  • 4. The Davos Encounter
    • Introduction
    • Cohen’s Legacy
    • Transcendental Imagination
    • Ethics and Objectivity
    • Terminus a quo, Terminus ad quem
    • Ontology and Angels
    • God, Finitude, Truth
    • Anxiety, Culture, Freedom
    • Finitude and Infinity
    • Translation, Aporia, Difference
    • The Final Exchange
  • 5. Before Davos: Myth, Science, Modernity
    • Introduction
    • Cassirer, Phenomenology, Science
    • Heidegger’s Existential Phenomenology
    • Worldhood and Involvement
    • Existential Spatiality and Functional Space
    • Science and Epistemic Nostalgia
    • Original Temporality and Worldly Time
    • Cassirer on Mythic Space-Time
    • The Debate on Myth
    • Myth, Crisis, Science
    • Space, Time, and the Politics of Reduction
    • Cassirer’s Early Critique of Being and Time
    • Existentialism and Aphasia
  • 6. After Davos: Enlightenment, Politics, Religion
    • Introduction
    • A Theory of Confrontation
    • Academic Rivalry and Personal Prejudice
    • The Rousseau Lecture at Freiburg
    • Cassirer’s Kant-Book Review
    • Heidegger’s Response
    • Cassirer’s Unpublished Critique
    • Retrieving the Enlightenment
    • The Myth of the State
    • Heidegger and the Return of Myth
    • Cassirer, Heidegger, and Political Theology
    • The Ethico-Political Status of Monotheism
  • 7. Philosophy and Memory
    • A Visit to Todtnauberg
    • A Little Spectacle
    • Earliest Memories, 1929–1934
    • Postwar Memory, 1945&nash;1956
    • A Disputed Detail
    • Tillich and Strauss
    • In Living Memory
    • Bourdieu and Habermas
  • Conclusion
    • The Letter on “Humanism” and the Essay on Man
    • Thrownness or Spontaneity?
  • Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Texts
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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