The Paradox of Subjectivity

The Paradox of Subjectivity : The Self in the Transcendental Tradition

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Challenging prevailing interpretations of the development of modern philosophy, this book proposes a reinterpretation of the transcendental tradition, as represented primarily by Kant and Husserl, and counters Heidegger's influential reading of these philosophers. Author David Carr defends their subtle and complex transcendental investigations of the self and the life of subjectivity, and seeks to revive an understanding of what Husserl calls "the paradox of subjectivity"-an appreciation for the rich and sometimes contradictory character of experience.show more

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  • Hardback | 162 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195126904
  • 9780195126907
  • 1,181,017

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David Carr's Paradox of Subjectivity is a brilliant and challenging defense of the legitimacy and distinctiveness of the transcendental tradition in modern philosophy. This is a splendid book, to be enjoyed by anyone interested in Kant, or in the philosophical problems that gripped him. The Philosophical Review David Carr's Paradox of Subjectivity is a brilliant and challenging defense of the legitimacy and distinctiveness of the transcendental tradition in modern philosophy. This is a splendid book, to be enjoyed by anyone interested in Kant, or in the philosophical problems that gripped him. The Philosophical Review ...a timely and refreshing defense of the tradition of transcendental philosophy in Kant and Husserl against Heidegger's influential attack....The erudition and clarity of this fine study make it accessible to both undergraduate and graduate audiences. This is a welcome addition to all collections supporting a major in philosophy. * Choice *show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Heidegger on Modern Philosophy and the Transcendental Subject ; 2. Kant: Subjectivity and Apperception ; 3. Husserl: Subjectivity and Intentionality ; 4. The Self in the Transcendental Tradition ; 5. Conclusion: The Paradox of Subjectivityshow more

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