From Kant and Royce to Heidegger: Essays in Modern Philosophy

by Charles Sherover
Catholic University of America Press, 2019
Paper: 978-0-8132-3214-0, eISBN: 978-0-8132-3215-7

In this study, Charles M. Sherover argues that there is a single, substantial line of development that can be traced from the work of Leibniz through Kant and Royce to Heidegger. Sherover traces a movement from deep within the roots of German idealism through Royce's insights into American pragmatism to the ethical ramifications of Heidegger's existential phenomenology, and then provides an analysis of the neglected ethical and political implications of Heidegger's Being and Time. The essays lead finally to Sherover's own view of the self as a member of a moral and political community.
I. Harvesting the Enligtenments
1. Forming the Mind of Modernity
2. Kant's Debt to Leibniz
3. Kant: Voice of the German Enlightenment
4. Two Kinds of Transcendental Objectivity
II. From Royce to Heidegger
5. Royce's Pragmatic Idealism and Existential Phenomenology
6. Heidegger's Use of Kant in Being and Time
7. Heidegger's Ontology and the Copernican Revolution
III. Building a 'Metaphysics of Morals'
8. Founding an Existential Ethic
9. The Hermeneutic Structure of Resoluteness
10. Some Dimensions of 'Heritage'
IV. Grounding Political Consequents
11. Rousseau's Civil Religion
12. The Conditions of Freedom: A New World Order
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