A Parting of the Ways: Carnap, Cassirer, and Heidegger by Michael Friedman

By Michael Friedman

Starting with a disagreement in 1929 in Switzerland, Michael Friedman examines how the paintings of 3 pivotal philosophers developed and intertwined over a number of years, finally giving upward push to 2 very diversified 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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We cannot simply discard it without, at the sa me time, distorting the rest of the Kantian framework entirely beyond recognition. 45 45. The: M,lrburg School also discards the: transcc:nde:ntal sche:matism of the: unde:rstanding in Klllt's original se:nse:, but the:ir basic move: is to re:je:ct the: thc:ory of traditional lill'lllal logic as wdl. Thus lilr Cassire:r, as we: have: se:e:n, the: re:alm of pure: formaI logic is gi"e:n by the: mode:rn the:ory of rdations, the: totality of what we: now call pure: rdation,ll structure:s, and it is in pre:cisdy this way that the: mathe:matical inte:rme:diary be:twe:e:n pure: thought and e:mpirical re:ality is the:n re:store:d via the: "ge:ne:tic" concc:ption of e:mpirical knowkdge:.

ASP RC 025-73·03, May 26, 1928]: "In the evenin~ with Waismann at Neurath's. l read the Prd'Ke to the 'Lo~ischen Aufbau' aloud; Neurath is astonished ,md overjoyed at my open confession. He bdieves that it will atlèct youn~ people very sympathetically. ) Friedrich Waismann was pero haps Schlick's favorite studenr and the author of Wittgenstein und dt"/" WicmT KI'cis [vVaismann, 1967]. Waismann often accompanied Carnap to the meetin~s with Neurath on Marxism menrioned in note 20 above, althou~h his attitude, like Schlick's, was mllch more skeptical.

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].

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