The Renewal of the Heidegger Kant Dialogue

Action, Thought, and Responsibility

By Frank Schalow

Subjects: Continental Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791410301, 476 pages, August 1992
Hardcover : 9780791410295, 476 pages, August 1992

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Table of contents




1. Hermeneutics, Finitude, and the Copernican Revolution


The Emerging Problem of Facticity
The Transposition of Metaphysics
The Wider Art of Hermeneutics


2. The Rift between Judgment and Truth


Possibility and the Being of Dasein
The New Strategy of Transcendental Deduction
The Triunitary Structure of Time


3. Phenomenology and the Silent Play of World


Logos and the Radicalization of Phenomenological Method
The Subterranean Concern of the Dialectic
The Anomalous Character of World in Scheler
The Crisis in Metaphysics



4. Temporality and Its Schematic Configuration


Presence, Perception, and Subjectivity
The Existential Root of Understanding
Temporality and the Development of Horizontal Schema


5. Imagination and Retrieval


Repetition, Sensibility, and the Recoil from Nothingness
The Lengthy Way back to Imagination
Is There a Meaning of Being?


6. Transcendence and the Frontiers of Praxis


The Question of Metontology
Being and the A Priori
The Hallmark of Freedom



7. Praxis and the Dilemma of Freedom


The Dispositional Character of Moral Respect
The Transcendence of the Practical Self
The Finite Nature of Freedom


8. Physis and Its Withholding in Natural Science


The Silent Power of the Nothing
The Copernican Revolution Revisited
The Humanistic Dilemma of Transcendental Philosophy


9. The Imaginative Folds of Technology


Trans-positions and the Gestell
The Praxis of Phenomenology
The Imaginative Locus of the Good





Brings Heidegger’s perspective to bear on questions of ethics, moral freedom, and its social implications, rooting much of Heidegger in his joining with or rejoinders to Kant.

Frank Schalow is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University.


"I regard this as one of the most important books on Kant and Heidegger that has yet been published. Once I picked it up, I could hardly put it down. Schalow succeeds, almost alone among Heidegger scholars, in bringing Heidegger's perspective to bear on questions of ethics, moral freedom, and its social implications—topics usually lost in arcane articles that find few readers. He also addresses the relationship between Heidegger and Kant with an imaginative intelligence, and effectively roots much of Heidegger in his joining with or rejoinders to Kant. This is to bring into a common focus two of today's most widely read philosophers—and in a way that brings the issues that join, and those that perhaps divide them, alive and meaningful to contemporary philosophic discussions.

"It is exceptionally well-written; this is especially noteworthy because it deals with two philosophers who are legendary for their difficulty. It provides a comprehensive view of the entire Heidegger corpus (including an exceptionally wide array of the relevant secondary literature), and is built and succinctly focused around one central theme. The author traces the beginning of Heidegger's continuing dialogue with Kant not from its first appearance but from its nurturing grounds. And he follows it through around one basic theme—the concern to provide a theoretical base for 'practical' (i.e. moral) reason in its widest ramifications."— Charles M. Sherover, Hunter College, City University of New York