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Introduction

in Kant and Phenomenology

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780226723402
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226723419 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226723419.003.0001
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This introduction discusses the theme of this book, which is the role of Immanuel Kant's ideas in phenomenological approaches to epistemology. The book highlights the importance of Kant's critical philosophy in understanding the epistemological thrust of phenomenology and argues that all later phenomenologists stand in Kant's debt. It analyzes the works of the most post-Kantian phenomenologists—including Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty—and describes how they reacted to the works of Kant in developing a distinctive phenomenological theory centered on the problem of knowledge.

Keywords: Immanuel Kant; phenomenology; epistemology; critical philosophy; Hegel; Edmund Husserl; Martin Heidegger; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; problem of knowledge

Chapter.  6424 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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