The Culmination Heidegger, German Idealism, and the Fate of Philosophy

July 20, 2023
Center for Post-Kantian Philosophy, Universität Potsdam

Haus 8, Foyer, 0.60
Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 8, Foyer, 0.60
Potsdam 14469


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Heidegger claimed that Western philosophy ended, failed even, in the German Idealist tradition. In The Culmination, Robert B. Pippin explores the ramifications of this charge through a masterful survey of Western philosophy, especially Heidegger’s critiques of Hegel and Kant. Pippin argues that Heidegger’s basic concern was to determine sources of meaning for human life, particularly those that had been obscured by Western philosophy’s attention to reason. The Culmination offers a new interpretation of Heidegger, German Idealism, and the fate of Western rationalism. At our book symposium, we will critically discuss Pippin’s forthcoming book.

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July 9, 2023, 11:00pm CET

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