Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos, centers on this debate between these two philosophical adversaries. In his book Gordon examines the background of the debate. Heidegger and/or Cassirer at Davos. GEOFFREY WAITE. Cornell University. There was a famous discussion between Heidegger and Ernst Cassirer in Davos . In Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger participated in a momentous debate in Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos, centers on this debate between these two.

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Heidegger, Cassirer, Davosis due out this month. They were arguably the most important thinkers in Europe, and their exchange touched upon hidegger most urgent questions in the history of philosophy: What is human finitude?

Over the last eighty years the Davos encounter has acquired an allegorical significance, as if it marked an ultimate and irreparable rupture in twentieth-century Continental thought. Here, in a reconstruction at once historical and philosophical, Peter Gordon reexamines the conversation, its origins and its aftermath, resuscitating an event that heiddegger become entombed in its own mythology.


Through a close and painstaking analysis, Gordon dissects the exchange itself to reveal that it was at core a philosophical disagreement over what it means to be human. But Gordon also shows how the life and work of these two philosophers remained closely intertwined.

Continental Divide — Peter E. Gordon | Harvard University Press

Their disagreement can be understood only if we appreciate their common point of departure as thinkers of the German interwar crisis, an era of rebellion that touched all of the major philosophical heidegged of the day—life-philosophy, philosophical anthropology, neo-Kantianism, phenomenology, and existentialism.

As Gordon explains, the Davos debate would continue to both inspire and provoke well after the two men had gone their separate ways.

It remains, even today, a touchstone of philosophical memory. The only thing I recall clearly about Carnap is that he said something to the effect of metaphysicians being dabos musicians without musical ability. You are commenting using your WordPress.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Clearly, but if Heidegger was wearing one of his ski outfits it may have been a different story.

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