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p. 906. A Case Study in Misunderstanding: Heidegger and Carnaplocked

  • Simon Critchley

Abstract

‘A Case Study in Misunderstanding: Heidegger and Carnap’ explores the conflict between analytic and continental philosophy in the context of Heidegger and Carnap. A large part of the disagreement turns on the question of metaphysics, with Carnap denouncing Heidegger as a metaphysician and Heidegger implying that Carnap's scientific conception of the world presupposes an unexamined metaphysics. The interest of the Heidegger–Carnap conflict does not consist in deciding who is right and who is wrong, but rather in viewing that conflict as a definitive expression of both a philosophical problematic and a cultural pathology that are still very much with us.

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