Heidegger's Transcendental Empiricism

Moyle, Tristan (2016) Heidegger's Transcendental Empiricism. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 25 (2). pp. 227-248. ISSN 1466-4542

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Heidegger’s ‘serious idealism’ aims at capturing the realist impulses of our natural consciousness whilst avoiding a collapse into metaphysical realism. This idealism is best conceived as a form of transcendental empiricism. But we need to distinguish two varieties of transcendental empiricism, corresponding to Heidegger’s early and later work. The latter, transcendental empiricism2, is superior. Here, Heidegger’s ontology of gift gives full, conceptual shape to the two-way dependency between man and world characteristic of transcendental empiricism as a whole. In exemplary forms of inspired experience, marked by the 'animation' of our conceptually-structured natural powers, things call on us in a speech that is their very own. This moves us decisively beyond not only early Heidegger’s transcendental empiricism1 but also the picture of experience presented in McDowell’s Mind and World.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Heidegger, Transcendental, Empiricism, Intentionality
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Dr Tristan Moyle
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 11:20
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 11:03
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/700765

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