Neo-Kantianism in Contemporary Philosophy


Neo-Kantianism in Contemporary Philosophy



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.



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Indiana University Press






Table of Contents



Part 1. Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Neo-Kantianism

1. Neo-Kantianism and Phenomenology: The Problem of Intuition

2. The Hermeneutics of Perception in Cassirer, Heidegger, and Husserl

3. Reconstruction and Reduction: Natorp and Husserl on Method and the Question of Subjectivity

4. The Neo-Kantian Heritage in Gadamer

Part 2. The Nature of Transcendental Philosophy

5. Interpreting Kant Correctly: On the Kant of the Neo-Kantians

6. The Highest Principle and the Principle of Origin in Hermann Cohen's Theoretical Philosophy

7. Transcendental Logic and Minimal Empiricism: Lask and McDowell on the Unboundedness of the Conceptual

Part 3. The Neo-Kantians and the Sciences

8. Ernst Cassirer and Thomas Kuhn: The Neo-Kantian Tradition in the History and Philosophy of Science

9. To Reach for Metaphysics: mile Boutroux's Philosophy of Science

Part 4. History, Culture, and Value

10. Wilhelm Dilthey and the Neo-Kantians: On the Conceptual Distinctions between Geisteswissenschaften and Kulturwissenschaften

11. The Multiplicity of Virtues and the Problem of Unity in Hermann Cohen's Ethics and Philosophy of Religion

12. Is Cassirer a Neo-Kantian Methodologically Speaking?

List of Contributors