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Kant w sporach o metafizykę w XIX wieku
Kant in the XIXth-century disputes on metaphysics

Author(s): Andrzej J. Noras
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Neo-Kantianism; Jocobi Friedrich Heinrich; Liebmann Otto; metaphysic; Heidegger Martin; Hartmann Nicolai

Summary/Abstract: The paper tries to systematize the views on metaphysics in the XIXth-century in broadly taken pre-neokantian and Neo-Kantian movement. Taking the Kantian notion of the “thing-in-itself” as a central one I point it as a key to the XIXth-century metaphysics. Hence Jacobi, who was first to point the importance of this problem, needs to be considered as a central figure. The analysis of Neo-Kantianism — and especially its metaphysical current — shows that even its representatives were unable to notice the problem of the thing-in-itself. It can be witnessed in the most famous book of this current, that is in Kant und die Epigonen by O. Liebmann. The outcome of the presented discussion is that Neo-Kantianism did not contribute to a metaphysical interpretation of Kant in the XIXth-century, and the dispute on the understanding of being begins only in 1920s with a publication of the works by Nicolai Hartmann and Martin Heidegger.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 35-50
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish