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    Is Heidegger a Kantian idealist?
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (2). 1994.
    It is argued that Heidegger should be seen as something of a Kantian Idealist. Like Kant, Heidegger distinguishes two standpoints (transcendental and empirical) which we can occupy when we ask the question whether natural things depend on us. He agrees with Kant that from the empirical or human standpoint we are justified in saying that natural things do not depend on us. But in contrast with Kant, Heidegger argues that from the transcendental standpoint we can say neither that natural things do…Read more
  •  145
    Heidegger's Kantian idealism revisited
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 47 (4). 2004.
    I offer a revised interpretation of Heidegger's ontological idealism, his thesis that being, but not entities, depends on Dasein ? as well as its relationship to Kant's transcendental idealism. I build from my earlier efforts on this topic by modifying them and defending my basic line of interpretation against criticisms advanced by Cerbone, Philipse, and Carman. In essence, my reading of Heidegger goes like this: what it means to say that "being" depends on Dasein is that the criteria and stand…Read more
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    The concept of death in Being and Time
    Man and World 27 (1): 49-70. 1994.
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    Heidegger's Temporal Idealism
    Cambridge University Press. 1999.
    This book is a systematic reconstruction of Heidegger's account of time and temporality in Being and Time. The author locates Heidegger in a tradition of 'temporal idealism' with its sources in Plotinus, Leibniz, and Kant. For Heidegger, time can only be explained in terms of 'originary temporality', a concept integral to his ontology. Blattner sets out not only the foundations of Heidegger's ontology, but also his phenomenology of the experience of time. Focusing on a neglected but central aspe…Read more
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    Existence and self-understanding in being and time
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1): 97-110. 1996.
    Early in Being and Time Heidegger announces that the primary concept by means of which he aims to understand Dasein is the concept to which he gives the name ‘existence.’ But what is existence? Existence is, roughly, that feature of Dasein that its self-understanding is constitutive of its being what or who it is. In an important sense, this concept embodies Heidegger’s existentialism. At the center of existentialism lies the claim that humans are given their content neither by an ahistorical, t…Read more
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    Is Heidegger a representationalist?
    Philosophical Topics 27 (2): 179-204. 1999.
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    David Carr, The Paradox of Subjectivity: The Self in the Transcendental Tradition (review)
    Philosophical Review 110 (3): 454. 2001.
    David Carr’s Paradox of Subjectivity is a brilliant and challenging defense of the legitimacy and distinctiveness of the transcendental tradition in modern philosophy. Carr’s central claim is that the transcendental tradition is defined not by a metaphysical position, but rather by a methodological stance. Indeed, transcendentalism, he argues, involves no metaphysical commitments of any kind. He focuses this thesis by using it to address the later Heidegger’s charge that modern philosophy, from …Read more
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    Heidegger and philosophical modernism
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 38 (3). 1995.
    Pippin's accusation that Heidegger's account of modernity and the History of Being are pre?Critical or dogmatic can be rebutted by understanding Heidegger's later writings more thoroughly in terms of his earlier and by requiring Heidegger to modify the texture, though not the philosophy, of his narrative. Heidegger's thesis that epochal transitions in the History of Being are contingent and inexplicable can be rendered consistent with Critical epistemology, whose central thrust is to deny the My…Read more
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    Heidegger’s Philosophy of Being: A Critical Interpretation
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (2): 478-481. 2002.
    Philipse argues that in place of a coherent ontological theory, Heidegger weaves together five “leitmotifs.” There is a meta-Aristotelian theme: philosophy aims at discovering the unity of being beyond its diversification into subordinate categories. In the early thought, the diversity of being is spelled out in a phenomenological-hermeneutic leitmotif: we access being through a series of regional ontologies that expose the holistic patterns of unity within various domains of entity, such as nat…Read more
  •  32
    Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66 (2): 489-491. 2003.
    In her excellent Heidegger, Language, and World-Disclosure Cristina Lafont urges a fresh way of looking at the issue: she argues that cognition and assertion are dependent not upon precognitive, engaged practice, but rather upon language as a holistic phenomenon. Being-in-the-world is at its core the disclosure of a symbolically mediated world in terms of which anything that we can experience, judge, or talk about is given its place and parameters. Entities and states of affairs are accessible t…Read more
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    Life is not literature
    In John B. Brough (ed.), The Many Faces of Time, Kluwer Academic. pp. 187--201. 2000.
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    Is Heidegger a Representationalist?
    Philosophical Topics 27 (2): 179-204. 1999.
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    Existence and Self-Understanding in Being and Time
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 56 (1): 97-110. 1996.
    Early in Being and Time Heidegger announces that the primary concept by means of which he aims to understand Dasein is the concept to which he gives the name ‘existence.’ But what is existence? Existence is, roughly, that feature of Dasein that its self-understanding is constitutive of its being what or who it is. In an important sense, this concept embodies Heidegger’s existentialism. At the center of existentialism lies the claim that humans are given their content neither by an ahistorical, t…Read more
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    Existential temporality in Being and time (why Heidegger is not a pragmatist)
    In Hubert L. Dreyfuss & Harrison Hall (eds.), Heidegger: A Critical Reader, Blackwell. pp. 99--129. 1992.
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    Ontology, the A Priori, and the Primacy of Practice
    In Steven Galt Crowell & Jeff Malpas (eds.), Transcendental Heidegger, Stanford University Press. pp. 10--27. 2007.
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    Temporal Synthesis and Temporality in Kant and Heidegger
    Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. 1989.
    The principal contention of this dissertation is that we can understand Heidegger's concept of original temporality in Sein und Zeit by seeing it in the light of Kant's concept of temporal synthesis in the first Critique. Kant develops an account of how our understanding of what it is for an object to be objective, i.e., independent of mind, is grounded in a form of temporal synthesis, viz., taking objects to stand under laws of time-determination. So for Kant, the objectivity of objects is cons…Read more
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    Heidegger's debt to Jasper's concept of the Limit Situation
    In Alan M. Olson (ed.), Heidegger & Jaspers, Temple University Press. pp. 153--165. 1994.