Transcendental History

Transcendental History

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Transcendental History defends the claim that historicality is the very condition for human knowledge. By explaining this thesis, and by tracing its development from Kant and Hegel to Derrida and Agamben, this book enriches our understanding of the history of philosophy and contributes to epistemology and the philosophy of history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 199 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 3,747g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • XIV, 199 p.; XIV, 199 p.
  • 1137277777
  • 9781137277770

Table of contents

Preface PART I: THREE LESSONS IN THINKING ABOUT HISTORY Husserl and the History of Reason Heidegger and the History of Being Merleau-Ponty and History Deconstructed PART II: THE HISTORY OF THE SUBJECT The Call of the Subject The Heyday of the Subject The Shipwreck of the Subject The History of the Subject PART III: TRANSCENDENTAL HISTORY A Preliminary Concept of History A Philosophical Concept of History Transcendental Logic as a Project Necessary Truth Tautology The Incarnation of the Truth Technology and History Summary Bibliography Index
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About Soren Gosvig Olesen

SOREN GOSVIG OLESEN is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has translated Foucault, Derrida, Agamben and Heidegger into Danish, and has written several books in Danish on transcendental philosophy and deconstruction.

DAVID D. POSSEN, a postdoctoral researcher at Yale and the University of Copenhagen, holds a Joint Ph.D. in Philosophy and Social Thought from the University of Chicago. He has translated numerous academic articles from Danish and German into English. This is his first book-length translation.
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