Questioning Beyond Subjectivity – Cassirer and Heidegger. A Case Study: on the Davos Dispute

Lengyel, Zsuzsanna Mariann (2015) Questioning Beyond Subjectivity – Cassirer and Heidegger. A Case Study: on the Davos Dispute. PHILOBIBLON, XX (2). pp. 296-318. ISSN 1224-7448

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As a significant event of the 20 th century European thought, the debate of Cassirer and Heidegger at Davos has had a long-lasting impact on a number of disciplines and scholars. My investigations serve the aim of offering an access to various methodological layers of a famous debate and exploring whether this debate can contribute to re-think horizons beyond subjectivity. This problematics is inseparable from the recognition of a new reading of Kant, of human (in)finitude and of Cassirer’s and Heidegger’s two alternative approaches to hermeneutics. First, it will be offered some of basic philological and historical considerations with regard to development of a better understanding of this debate. Furthermore, I shall explore this Davos dispute itself as a hermeneutic-phenomenological event, concentrating on its own context and reconstructing the human condition, i. e. Cassirer’s and Heidegger’s return to be a single, main question of “What is to be a human being?”. Finally, I propose to assess what may be regarded as a main characteristic of these two eminent thinkers’ dispute with each other and as a sense of their debate for philosophy and intellectual history.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Number 2, July - December 2015
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > B1 Philosophy (General) / filozófia általában > B11 Philosophical systems / filozófiai irányzatok
Depositing User: dr. Zsuzsanna Mariann Lengyel
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 06:52
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 05:09

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